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semicrystalline

Syllabification: sem·i·crys·tal·line
Pronunciation: /ˌsemēˈkristələn, ˌsemˌī-, -ˌlīn
 
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Definition of semicrystalline in English:

adjective

Chemistry
(Of a solid) possessing crystalline character to some degree.
Example sentences
  • Water is an uncharged small molecule that readily penetrates lipid monolayers, biological membranes and semi-crystalline aliphatic polymers like polyethylene.
  • The initial hydrolytic attack on the intact, semi-crystalline starch granule is thought to be via endoamylases.
  • These two molecules are assembled together to form a semi-crystalline starch granule.

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