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  • noun

Synonyms for crystal

a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure

a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

a rock formed by the solidification of a substance

colorless glass made of almost pure silica

glassware made of quartz

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a protective cover that protects the face of a watch

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Human eosinophil lysophospholipase: The sole protein component of Charcot-Leyden crystals.
Crystal structure of human Charcot-Leyden crystal protein, an eosinophil lysophospholipase, identifies it as a new member of the carbohydrate-binding family of galectins.
Circulating Charcot-Leyden crystals in the hypereosinophilic syndrome.
Identification of human eosinophil lysophospho-lipase as the constituent of Charcot-Leyden crystals (phospholipase B).
Demonstration of Charcot-Leyden crystals by acid-fast stains applied on tissues.
In the present study, we describe 2 cases of GS with numerous needlelike crystals, which had the ultrastructural features of Charcot-Leyden crystals.
Charcot-Leyden crystals are bipyramidal needlelike crystals that are usually found in association with eosinophils, most characteristically in the sputum of patients with allergic asthma, but also in tissue in other allergic and hematologic disorders.
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