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crystalloid

crys·tal·loid

crystalloid

 
pronunciation:
krI st loId
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a crystallizable substance that dissolves in liquid and passes easily through animal and vegetable membranes.
definition 2: a minute, crystallike grain of protein found in certain plant cells.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: like or of the nature of a crystal or crystalloid.
derivation: crystalloidal (adj.)