Colloid

Definition of Colloid

Col´loid
a.1.Resembling glue or jelly; characterized by a jellylike appearance; gelatinous; as, colloid tumors.
n.1.(Physiol. Chem.) 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.
2.(Med.) A gelatinous substance found in colloid degeneration and colloid cancer.
Styptic colloid
(Med.) a preparation of astringent and antiseptic substances with some colloid material, as collodion, for ready use.

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colloidal gel, colloidal solution, colloidal suspension, dispersed particles, dispersed phase, dispersing medium, dispersing phase, dispersion medium, emulsion, gel, mixture, silica gel, silver protein, sol
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