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crystalline

[ kris-tl-in, -ahyn, -een ]
/ ˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn, -ˌin /
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adjective
of or like crystal; clear; transparent.
formed by crystallization.
composed of crystals.
pertaining to crystals or their formation.

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Origin of crystalline

1350–1400; Middle English cristal(l)yn(e) <Latin crystallinus<Greek krystállinos.See crystal, -ine1

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British Dictionary definitions for crystalline

crystalline
/ (ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪn) /

adjective
having the characteristics or structure of crystals
consisting of or containing crystals
made of or like crystal; transparent; clear

Derived forms of crystalline

crystallinity (ˌkrɪstəˈlɪnɪtɪ), noun
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