Cryptogamian to Cubit
(#) a. Of or pertaining to the series Cryptogamia, or to plants of that series.
(Cryp*tog"a*mist) n. One skilled in cryptogamic botany.
(Cryp"to*gram) n. A cipher writing. Same as Cryptograph.
(Cryp"to*graph) n. [Gr. krypto`s hidden + -graph: cf. F. cryptographe.] Cipher; something
written in cipher. "Decipherers of cryptograph." J. Earle.
(Cryp*tog"ra*phal) a. Pertaining to cryptography; cryptographical. Boyle.
(Cryp*tog"ra*pher) n. One who writes in cipher, or secret characters.
(Cryp`to*graph"ic*al) a. Relating to cryptography; written
in secret characters or in cipher, or with sympathetic ink.
(Cryp*tog"ra*phist) n. Same as Cryptographer.
(Cryp*tog"ra*phy) n. [Cf. F. cryptographie.] The act or art of writing in secret characters; also,
secret characters, or cipher.
(Cryp*tol"o*gy) n. krypto`s hidden + -logy.]> Secret or enigmatical language. Johnson.
(Cryp"to*nym) n. [Gr. secret + name.] A secret name; a name by which a person is known
only to the initiated.
(Cryp"to*pine) n. krypto`s hidden + E. opium.]> (Chem.) A colorless crystalline alkaloid
obtained in small quantities from opium.
(||Cryp*tu"ri) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. krypto`s hidden + o'yra` tail.] (Zoöl.) An order of flying, dromæognathous
birds, including the tinamous of South America. See Tinamou.
(Crys"tal) n. [OE. cristal, F. cristal, L. crystallum crystal, ice, fr. Gr. kry`stallos, fr. kry`os icy
cold, frost; cf. AS. crystalla, fr. L. crystallum; prob. akin to E. crust. See Crust, Raw.]
1. (Chem. & Min.) The regular form which a substance tends to assume in solidifying, through the
inherent power of cohesive attraction. It is bounded by plane surfaces, symmetrically arranged, and
each species of crystal has fixed axial ratios. See Crystallization.
2. The material of quartz, in crystallization transparent or nearly so, and either colorless or slightly tinged
with gray, or the like; called also rock crystal. Ornamental vessels are made of it. Cf. Smoky quartz,
Pebble; also Brazilian pebble, under Brazilian.
3. A species of glass, more perfect in its composition and manufacture than common glass, and often
cut into ornamental forms. See Flint glass.
4. The glass over the dial of a watch case.
5. Anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc.
The blue crystal of the seas. Blood crystal. See under Blood. Compound crystal. See under Compound. Iceland crystal,
a transparent variety of calcite, or crystallized calcium carbonate, brought from Iceland, and used in
certain optical instruments, as the polariscope. Rock crystal, or Mountain crystal, any transparent
crystal of quartz, particularly of limpid or colorless quartz.