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crystalline US English

Having the structure and form of a crystal; composed of crystals

non-crystalline US English

Not crystalline.

crystalline cone US English

(In the compound eyes of many insects, crustacea, and other arthropods) a hard, refractive, conical body below the cornea of each ommatidium.

crystalline humour US English

= crystalline lens.

crystalline lens US English

The transparent elastic structure behind the iris by which light is focused onto the retina of the eye

crystalline sphere US English

(In ancient and medieval astronomy) a transparent sphere of the heavens postulated to lie between the fixed stars and the primum mobile and to account for the precession of the equinox and other motions

crystalline style US English

(In various molluscs, especially bivalves) a long, transparent mucoid rod that projects from a sac into the stomach, where it rotates to aid mixing and gradually dissolves providing enzymes for digestion.

semicrystalline US English

(Of a solid) possessing crystalline character to some degree