[ kris-tl-in, -ahyn, -een ]
/ ˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn, -ˌin /


of or like crystal; clear; transparent.
formed by crystallization.
composed of crystals.
pertaining to crystals or their formation.

Origin of crystalline

1350–1400; Middle English cristal(l)yn(e) < Latin crystallinus < Greek krystállinos. See crystal, -ine1

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British Dictionary definitions for non-crystalline

/ (ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪn) /


having the characteristics or structure of crystals
consisting of or containing crystals
made of or like crystal; transparent; clear

Derived forms of crystalline

crystallinity (ˌkrɪstəˈlɪnɪtɪ), noun
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Medicine definitions for non-crystalline

[ krĭstə-lĭn, -līn′, -lēn′ ]


Being, relating to, or composed of crystal or crystals.
Resembling crystal, as in transparency or distinctness of structure or outline.
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