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Meaning of crystalloid

crys•tal•loid

Pronunciation: (kris'tl-oid"), [key]
— n.
  1. a usually crystallizable substance that, when dissolved in a liquid, will diffuse readily through vegetable or animal membranes.
  2. one of certain minute crystallike granules of protein, found in the tissues of various seeds.
—adj.
  1. resembling a crystal.
  2. of the nature of a crystalloid.
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