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Form of crystalline silica used in casting investments.

cristobalite (kristō´bəlīt),

n a form of crystalline silica used in dental casting investments because of its relatively high capacity for thermal expansion and resistance to breaking down by heat.


the form of silicate which is found in the granulomatous lesions in silicate pneumoconiosis in horses.