crys·tal·line /ˈkrɪstələn ||ˌlaɪn, ˌlin/
crys·tal·line /ˈkrɪstələn , ˌlaɪn, ˌlɪn/ 形容詞
1. Consisting, or made, of crystal.
Mount, eagle, to my palace crystalline. --Shak.
2. Formed by crystallization; like crystal in texture.
Their crystalline structure. --Whewell.
3. Imperfectly crystallized; as, granite is only crystalline, while quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized.
4. Fig.: Resembling crystal; pure; transparent; pellucid. “The crystalline sky.”
Crystalline heavens, or Crystalline spheres, in the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, two transparent spheres imagined to exist between the region of the fixed stars and the primum mobile (or outer circle of the heavens, which by its motion was supposed to carry round all those within it), in order to explain certain movements of the heavenly bodies.
Crystalline lens Anat., the capsular lenslike body in the eye, serving to focus the rays of light. It consists of rodlike cells derived from the external embryonic epithelium.
1. A crystalline substance.
2. See Aniline. [Obs.]
adj 1: consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals;
"granite is crystalline" [ant: noncrystalline]
2: distinctly or sharply outlined; "crystalline sharpness of
outline"- John Buchan
3: transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity;
"the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal
clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the
limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook";
"transparent cristal" [syn: crystal clear, limpid, lucid,