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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

Related Words

a protective cover that protects the face of a watch

References in classic literature ?
It was just as if a crystal fountain had spurted in their eyes.
The green gaiety of the waving laurels, the rich purple indigo of the night, the moon like a monstrous crystal, make an almost irresponsible romantic picture; and among the top branches of the garden trees a strange figure is climbing, who looks not so much romantic as impossible.
Gilliland, [alpha]-Subunit Oxidation in T-State Crystals of a Sebacyl Crosslinked Human Hemoglobin with Unusual Autoxidation Properties, Biophys.
In 1958, the young researcher at Westinghouse Research Laboratories began experimenting with liquid crystals and ended up paving the way for innovations ranging from forehead thermometers to mood rings, digital watches to computer monitors, and 3D video systems to flat-panel televisions.
When the researchers exposed the crystals to a stream of gas containing equal amounts of hydrogen and carbon dioxide, the calixarene did something even more surprising: It selectively absorbed carbon dioxide, leaving the hydrogen behind.
NIST scientists are collaborating with a private company in the growth of ribonuclease crystals in space.
In the early 1600s astronomer Johannes Kepler wrote a short article in which he puzzled over the extraordinary six-sided symmetry of the crystals.
These bipyramidal-shaped crystals are composed of the enzyme lysolecithin acylhydrolase, one of several eosinophilic proteins that damage respiratory epithelium and contribute to the pathology of allergy in the upper respiratory tract.
But there are thousands of ice crystals hiding in a scoop of ice cream.
Stanley Block (1954-1990) Diamond cell, ruby technique, x-ray diffraction at high pressures of single crystals, powders, polymers, RDF's, and IR spectroscopy.
Touchstone Crystal, a young company in the direct selling industry that provides Do-It-Yourself jewelry kits exclusively featuring Swarovski crystals, offers a unique venture for women of all backgrounds, she said.
Most methods for making porous crystals include a catch: Achieving larger pore sizes comes at the expense of the ordered structure.
The discretely diffracting aperiodic crystals termed quasicrystals, discovered at NBS in the early 1980s, have led to much interdisciplinary activity involving mainly materials science, physics, mathematics, and crystallography.
He's developed a unique art form--painting with crystals.
The NDK surface mount crystals and oscillators stocked by Digi-Key will be featured in both Digi-KeyeIUs print and online catalogs with this new distribution agreement enabling Digi-Key to fulfill both the design and production needs of its diverse customer base.