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microcrystalline

[mahy-kroh-kris-tl-in, -ahyn-]
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adjective
  1. minutely crystalline; composed of microscopic crystals.
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Origin of microcrystalline

First recorded in 1875–80; micro- + crystalline
Related formsmi·cro·crys·tal·lin·i·ty [mahy-kroh-kris-tl-in-i-tee] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌkrɪs tlˈɪn ɪ ti/, noun
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Historical Examples

  • It is never found as crystals, but always as encrusting and botryoidal masses with a microcrystalline structure.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3

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British Dictionary definitions for microcrystalline

microcrystalline

adjective
  1. (of a solid) composed of microscopic crystals
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microcrystalline in Science

microcrystalline

[mī′krō-krĭstə-lĭn]
  1. Having a crystalline structure visible only under a microscope.
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