[ mahy-kroh-kris-tl-in, -ahyn- ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn- /


minutely crystalline; composed of microscopic crystals.


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Origin of microcrystalline

First recorded in 1875–80; micro- + crystalline

OTHER WORDS FROM microcrystalline

mi·cro·crys·tal·lin·i·ty [mahy-kroh-kris-tl-in-i-tee] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌkrɪs tlˈɪn ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for microcrystalline

/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈkrɪstəˌlaɪn) /


(of a solid) composed of microscopic crystals
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Scientific definitions for microcrystalline

[ mī′krō-krĭstə-lĭn ]

Having a crystalline structure visible only under a microscope.
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