[kris-tl-uh-zey-shuh n]


the act or process of crystallizing.
a crystallized body or formation.

Origin of crystallization

First recorded in 1655–65; crystall- + -ization
Related formspost·crys·tal·li·za·tion, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for crystallization

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

crystallization in Medicine




The formation of crystals or the assumption of a crystalline form.
Related formscrystal•lize′ (-līz′) v.
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