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Descriptor English: Crystallization
Descriptor Spanish: Cristalización
Descriptor Portuguese: Cristalização
Descriptor French: Cristallisation
Entry term(s): Crystal Growth
Crystal, Polymorphic
Crystalline Polymorph
Crystalline Polymorphs
Crystallization Polymorphism
Crystallization Polymorphisms
Crystals, Polymorphic
Growth, Crystal
Polymorph, Crystalline
Polymorphic Crystal
Polymorphic Crystals
Polymorphism, Crystallization
Polymorphisms, Crystallization
Polymorphs, Crystalline
Tree number(s): E05.196.300
G02.171
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003460
Scope note: The formation of crystalline substances from solutions or melts. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Annotation: do not confuse with genetic, protein and other polymorphs; NIM; coordinate NIM with substance being crystallized (IM or NIM)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Public MeSH Note: 66
History Note: 66(64)
DeCS ID: 3477
Unique ID: D003460
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Crystallization - Preferred
Concept UI M0005403
Scope note The formation of crystalline substances from solutions or melts. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Preferred term Crystallization
Crystal Growth - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0498752
Preferred term Crystal Growth
Entry term(s) Growth, Crystal
Polymorphism, Crystallization - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0495163
Scope note Different crystal packing configurations which result in different properties such as SOLUBILITY which affects biological activity.
Preferred term Polymorphism, Crystallization
Entry term(s) Crystal, Polymorphic
Crystalline Polymorph
Crystalline Polymorphs
Crystallization Polymorphism
Crystallization Polymorphisms
Crystals, Polymorphic
Polymorph, Crystalline
Polymorphic Crystal
Polymorphic Crystals
Polymorphisms, Crystallization
Polymorphs, Crystalline



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