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crystalloid

 [kris´tah-loid]
1. resembling a crystal.
2. a substance whose particles are smaller than those of a colloid, form a true solution, and are therefore capable of passing through a semipermeable membrane, as in dialysis. The physical opposite of a crystalloid is a colloid, which does not dissolve and does not form true solutions.

crys·tal·loid

(kris'tăl-oyd),
1. Resembling a crystal, or being such.
2. A body that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membrane, as distinguished from a colloid, which cannot do so.
3. A hydration solution that contains only electrolytes.

crys·tal·loid

(kris'tăl-oyd)
1. Resembling a crystal, or being such.
2. A body that in solution can pass through a semipermeable membrane, as distinguished from a colloid, which cannot do so.