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collodion | collodionize | collodiotype | collodium | collogue | colloid | colloidal | colloidal gel | colloidal solution | colloidal suspension | colloidality


Adjective, Noun


colloida. [Gr. ko`lla glue + -oid. Cf. Collodion.].
     Resembling glue or jelly; characterized by a jellylike appearance; gelatinous; as, colloid tumors.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A substance (as albumin, gum, gelatin, etc.) which is of a gelatinous rather than a crystalline nature, and which diffuses itself through animal membranes or vegetable parchment more slowly than crystalloids do; -- opposed to crystalloid.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A gelatinous substance found in colloid degeneration and colloid cancer.  [1913 Webster]
Styptic colloid (Med.), a preparation of astringent and antiseptic substances with some colloid material, as collodion, for ready use.


colloid, n.
1 Chem. a a substance consisting of ultramicroscopic particles. b a mixture of such a substance uniformly dispersed through a second substance esp. to form a viscous solution.
2 Med. a substance of a homogeneous gelatinous consistency.

colloidal adj.
Gk kolla glue + -OID

For further exploring for "colloid" in Webster Dictionary Online

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