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crystal

 [kris´t'l]
a homogeneous angular solid of definite form, with systematically arranged elemental units.
hydroxyapatite crystal microscopic crystals of hydroxyapatite occurring in joints or bursae in a variety of connective tissue disorders.

crys·tal

(kris'tăl),
A solid of regular shape and, for a given compound, characteristic angles, formed when an element or compound solidifies slowly enough, as a result either of freezing from the liquid form or of precipitating out of solution, to allow the individual molecules to take up regular positions with respect to one another.
[G. krystallos, clear ice, crystal]

crystal

Drug slang A popular term for a crystallized form of methamphetamine; PCP; amphetamine; cocaine Urology Kidney stone, see there Vox populi A formed structure, often composed of a single type of material, which has a characteristic appearance by LM. See Birefringent crystal, Calcium oxalate crystal, Charcot-Leyden crystal, Coffin lid crystal, Hemoglobin C crystal, Jackstraw crystal, Lead crystal, Parking lot crystal, Piezoelectric crystal, Reinke crystal, Rhomboid crystal, Space crystal, Uric acid crystal, Washington monument crystal.

crys·tal

(kris'tăl)
A solid of regular shape and, for any given compound, characteristic angles, formed when an element or compound solidifies slowly enough, as a result either of freezing from the liquid form or of precipitating out of solution, to allow the individual molecules to take up regular positions with respect to one another; can be seen in body fluids.
[G. krystallos, clear ice, crystal]

crys·tal

(kris'tăl)
A solid of regular shape and, for a given compound, characteristic angles, formed when an element or compound solidifies slowly enough, as a result either of freezing from the liquid form or of precipitating out of solution, to allow the individual molecules to take up regular positions with respect to one another.
[G. krystallos, clear ice, crystal]
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