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antimony a chemical element that has fifty-one protons in each nucleus and forms a brittle bluish white metal crystal, used in hard alloys, electrical components, and medicines. (symbol: Sb)
bubble bath a bath with an added liquid, crystal, or powder preparation that creates thick suds and perfumes and softens the water. [2 definitions]
crystal made of or like crystal. [1/7 definitions]
crystal ball a globe of glass or quartz crystal used by fortune-tellers to foretell events in the future.
crystal detector a simple radio receiver made of a semiconducting crystal touched by a fine wire.
crystal gazing the practice of studying and interpreting images of future events, supposed to appear in a ball of polished glass or crystal.
crystalline of or made of crystal. [3 definitions]
crystallite a tiny crystal that typically forms as a material cools.
crystallo- crystal.
crystalloid like or of the nature of a crystal or crystalloid. [1/3 definitions]
crystal pickup a phonograph pickup that used a piezoelectric crystal.
crystal set an early form of radio receiver that used a crystal detector.
dextrorotatory of or designating a crystal or compound that turns the plane of polarized light to the right. (Cf. levorotatory.) [1/2 definitions]
dislocation an imperfection in the atomic structure of a crystal. [1/2 definitions]
epitaxy the growth of a crystalline layer on an existing crystal that guides its development.
flint glass a bright fusible optical glass that contains lead oxide and is used for lenses and crystal.
-hedron a solid geometric figure or crystal that has (such) a number or type of surfaces.
hemihedral of a crystal, having only half the faces necessary for complete symmetry.
hemitrope a compound crystal composed of two or more parts or crystals facing each other.
iodine a highly reactive chemical element of the halogen group that has fifty-three protons in each nucleus and occurs naturally in compounds such as salts, and in pure form as a poisonous bluish black crystal. (symbol: I) [1/2 definitions]
isometric of or pertaining to a crystal system that has three equal axes at right angles to each other. [1/4 definitions]