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crys·tal·line / ˈkristl-in; -tl-ˌīn; -tl-ˌēn/ • adj. having the structure and form of a crystal; composed of crystals: a crystalline rock. ∎ poetic/lit. very clear: he writes a crystalline prose. DERIVATIVES: crys·tal·lin·i·ty / ˌkristlˈinitē/ n.

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crystalline A general term, applied to metamorphic or igneous rocks formed by the process of crystallization from solid or liquid precursors (although certain sedimentary rocks, e.g. some limestones, may also be made up of crystalline grains, cemented by crystalline cement).

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