anticrystallization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ crystallization

Noun[edit]

anticrystallization (uncountable)

  1. resistance to crystal formation
    • 2015 August 5, “High Sodium-Induced Oxidative Stress and Poor Anticrystallization Defense Aggravate Calcium Oxalate Crystal Formation in Rat Hyperoxaluric Kidneys”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0134764:
      Exaggerated oxidative stress in HS-treated hyperoxaluric kidneys possibly increases citrate transporter NaDC-1 expression and lowers OPN and THP defense, leading to a worsening of hypocitraturia and poor anticrystallization against CaOx crystal formation.