Crystalline

  • (adj): Transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity.
    Example: "The cold crystalline water of melted snow"
    Synonyms: crystal clear, limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparent
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on crystalline:

Solid - Microscopic Description
... Whether a solid is crystalline or amorphous depends on the material involved, and the conditions in which it was formed ... Solids which are formed by slow cooling will tend to be crystalline, while solids which are frozen rapidly are more likely to be amorphous ... Likewise, the specific crystal structure adopted by a crystalline solid depends on the material involved and on how it was formed ...
Bertram Eugene Warren
... His studies of X-rays provided much knowledge and understanding of both crystalline and non-crystalline materials ... He also worked on changing amorphous solids to a crystalline state ...
Classes of Solids - Glass Ceramics
... materials share many properties with both non-crystalline glasses and crystalline ceramics ... by heat treatment, producing both amorphous and crystalline phases so that crystalline grains are embedded within a non-crystalline intergranular phase ... The negative coefficient of thermal expansion of the crystalline ceramic phase can be balanced with the positive coefficient of the glassy phase ...
Mid-German Crystalline High
... The Mid-German Crystalline High (or Mid-German High) is a structural high in the Paleozoic geology of Germany ... The Mid-German Crystalline High crops out in the Odenwald, the Spessart, the northern Vosges and some small other massifs ...
Crystalline Fructose
... Crystalline fructose is a processed sweetener derived from corn that is almost entirely fructose ... Crystalline fructose is estimated to be about 20 percent sweeter than table sugar, and 5% sweeter than HFCS ...

More definitions of "crystalline":

  • (adj): Consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals.
    Example: "Granite is crystalline"
  • (adj): Distinctly or sharply outlined.
    Example: "Crystalline sharpness of outline"- John Buchan

Famous quotes containing the word crystalline:

    The air was so elastic and crystalline that it had the same effect on the landscape that a glass has on a picture, to give it an ideal remoteness and perfection.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    While the stars that oversprinkle
    All the heavens, seem to twinkle
    With a crystalline delight;
    Keeping time, time, time,
    In a sort of Runic rhyme,
    To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
    From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)