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collodionn. [Gr. like glue; ko`lla glue + form. Cf. Colloid.].
     A solution of pyroxylin (soluble gun cotton) in ether containing a varying proportion of alcohol. It is strongly adhesive, and is used by surgeons as a coating for wounds; but its chief application is as a vehicle for the sensitive film in photography.  [1913 Webster]
Collodion process (Photog.), a process in which a film of sensitized collodion is used in preparing the plate for taking a picture. -- Styptic collodion, collodion containing an astringent, as tannin.


collodion, n. a syrupy solution of cellulose nitrate in a mixture of alcohol and ether, used in photography and surgery.

Gk kollodes gluelike f. kolla glue

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