crystallization

[kris-tl-uh-zey-shuh n]
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Origin of crystallization

First recorded in 1655–65; crystall- + -ization
Related formspost·crys·tal·li·za·tion, adjective
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Word Origin and History for crystallization
n.

1660s, noun of action from crystallize + -ation. Figurative use is attested from 1842.

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crystallization in Medicine

crystallization

[krĭs′tə-lĭ-zāshən]
n.
  1. The formation of crystals or the assumption of a crystalline form.
Related formscrystal•lize′ (-līz′) v.
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