- Resembling a crystal in shape or structure.More example sentences
- The crystalloid structures on occasion closely resembled or were remarkably similar to prostate crystalloids.
- Alternatively, the crystalloid structures could be in the process of degradation within the lysosomes.
- The majority of tumor cells displayed large, eosinophilic, rod-shaped crystalloid structures within their cytoplasm, easily visible on hematoxylin-eosin stain by light microscopy.
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- 1 Botany A small crystal-like mass of protein in a plant cell.More example sentences
- In the monocots and a few paleoherbs, these crystalloids have a triangular shape, unlike all other flowering plants.
- 2 Chemistry A substance that, when dissolved, forms a true solution rather than a colloid and is able to pass through a semipermeable membrane.More example sentences
- Larger scale studies may be needed if important clinical differences between colloids and crystalloids are to be found (including the possibility that dextran may worsen bleeding complications).
- Resuscitation is mainly with crystalloids, but colloids may be required to restore circulating volume.
- The choice of fluid to use for resuscitation varies widely, with some centers preferring crystalloid solutions while others use albumin or other colloid solutions.
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