[ kris-tl-uh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌkrɪs tl əˈzeɪ ʃən /


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

Origin of crystallization

First recorded in 1655–65; crystall- + -ization

Related forms

post·crys·tal·li·za·tion, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for crystallization


[ krĭs′tə-lĭ-zāshən ]


The formation of crystals or the assumption of a crystalline form.

Related forms

crystal•lize′ (-līz′) v.
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