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- Of or pertaining to or of the nature of a crystalloid.
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- adjective Relating to a
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Others again imagined the difference to be that the colloidal solutions were not uniform throughout, not homogeneous as the crystalloidal ones, but that they contained particles, molecule aggregates, of a size which exceeded by many times the size of the molecules in a crystalloidal solution.
For instance, gold with mercury produce a crystalloidal solution, whilst gold in an aqueous solution exists only in the colloidal state.
It is consequently more correct to differentiate between crystalloidal and colloidal states rather than between crystalloidal and colloidal substances.