One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Resembling a crystal in shape or structure.
- ‘The crystalloids varied in shape, including elliptical, ovoid, rodlike, cylindrical, and occasionally rectangular forms.’
- ‘The crystalloid structures on occasion closely resembled or were remarkably similar to prostate crystalloids.’
- ‘Alternatively, the crystalloid structures could be in the process of degradation within the lysosomes.’
- ‘Often the fractured platelike secretions and crystalloid forms were associated with refractile spherical particulate debris.’
- ‘The majority of tumor cells displayed large, eosinophilic, rod-shaped crystalloid structures within their cytoplasm, easily visible on hematoxylin-eosin stain by light microscopy.’
- ‘Herein, we report the presence of collagen-rich crystalloids in the scarred, vascularized cornea of a 56-year-old woman.’
- ‘Secretions exhibiting crystalloid morphology were further analyzed for shape and size of crystalloids.’
A small crystal-like mass of protein in a plant cell.
- ‘In the monocots and a few paleoherbs, these crystalloids have a triangular shape, unlike all other flowering plants.’
A substance that, when dissolved, forms a true solution rather than a colloid and is able to pass through a semipermeable membrane.
- ‘Larger scale studies may be needed if important clinical differences between colloids and crystalloids are to be found (including the possibility that dextran may worsen bleeding complications).’
- ‘Success in cannulation was ascertained by administration of a crystalloid solution without any signs of infiltration.’
- ‘Resuscitation is mainly with crystalloids, but colloids may be required to restore circulating volume.’
- ‘The choice of fluid to use for resuscitation varies widely, with some centers preferring crystalloid solutions while others use albumin or other colloid solutions.’
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