One of several water-soluble proteins found in the lens of the eye; alpha (an embryonic single protein), beta, and gamma varieties (based on precipitibility) are known. Reptiles and birds have a δ-crystalline as well. ε-C. is identical with lactate dehydrogenase.
- gamma c. the least rapidly mobile form of c. on electrophoresis.

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crys·tal·lin 'kris-tə-lən n either of two globulins in the crystalline lens

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crys·tal·lin (kris-talґin) a globulin existing in the crystalline lens of the eye. Alpha c. is precipitated by dilute acetic acid; beta c. is not.

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