The formation of a crystalline solid from a solution, melt vapour or a different solid
phase, generally by the lowering of the temperature or by evaporation
of a solvent.
PAC, 1994, 66, 577
(Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations
on page 580
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