a usually crystallizable substance that, when dissolved in a liquid, will diffuse readily through vegetable or animal membranes.
Botany. one of certain minute crystallike granules of protein, found in the tissues of various seeds.
resembling a crystal.
of the nature of a crystalloid.
Origin of crystalloid
Related formscrys·tal·loi·dal, adjective
From the Greek
dating back to 1860–65.
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British Dictionary definitions for crystalloid
resembling or having the appearance or properties of a crystal or crystalloid
Derived Formscrystalloidal, adjective a substance that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membraneCompare colloid (def. 3)
botany any of numerous crystals of protein occurring in certain seeds and other storage organs
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A substance that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membrane and be crystallized, as distinguished from a colloid.
Resembling or having properties of a crystal or crystalloid.
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