- 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
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This arises from the fact that the molecules of a colloid are extremely large when compared with those of a crystalloid.The Mechanism of Life
The effect is produced by using a crystalloid band upon which the images are painted as represented at A in our engraving.
Cogitations concerning the Hindustani Interpreter: colloid and crystalloid: the Armenians comments.At the Court of the Amr
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In about 24 hours three-quarters of the crystalloid substances present will have passed into the lower vessel.Legal Chemistry
- resembling or having the appearance or properties of a crystal or crystalloid
- 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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