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noun Chemistry.

water of hydration, formerly thought necessary to crystallization: now usually regarded as affecting crystallization only as it forms new molecular combinations.

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Origin of water of crystallization

First recorded in 1785–95
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British Dictionary definitions for water of crystallization

water of crystallization

noun

water present in the crystals of certain compounds. It is chemically combined in stoichiometric amounts, usually by coordinate or hydrogen bonds, but can often be easily expelled
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Medical definitions for water of crystallization

water of crystallization

n.

Water in chemical combination with a crystal, necessary for the maintenance of crystalline properties but capable of being removed by sufficient heat.
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Scientific definitions for water of crystallization

water of crystallization

Water in a crystal structure that is chemically combined with the other elements in the crystal. The water of crystallization is necessary for the maintenance of crystalline properties, but it can be removed by heat.
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