Crystalline vs Xanthopterin - What's the difference?

crystalline | xanthopterin |


As nouns the difference between crystalline and xanthopterin

is that crystalline is (obsolete) any crystalline substance while xanthopterin is a yellow crystalline solid that occurs mainly in the wings of butterflies and in the urine of mammals, converted by microorganisms into folic acid.

As an adjective crystalline

is of, relating to, or composed of crystals.

crystalline

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • of, relating to, or composed of crystals
  • (chemistry) having a regular three-dimensional molecular structure
  • resembling crystal in being clear and transparent
  • Antonyms

    * amorphous

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Any crystalline substance.
  • (obsolete) aniline
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    xanthopterin

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia xanthopterin)
  • A yellow crystalline solid that occurs mainly in the wings of butterflies and in the urine of mammals, converted by microorganisms into folic acid.