[kris-tl-in, -ahyn, -een]
Origin of crystalline
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- having the characteristics or structure of crystals
- consisting of or containing crystals
- made of or like crystal; transparent; clear
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late 14c., from Old French cristalin "like crystal" (Modern French crystallin), from Latin crystallinus, from Greek krystallinos "of crystal," from krystallos (see crystal).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[krĭs′tə-lĭn, -līn′, -lēn′]
- Being, relating to, or composed of crystal or crystals.
- Resembling crystal, as in transparency or distinctness of structure or outline.
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