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colloid


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colloid  \Col"loid\,  a.  [Gr.  ko`lla  glue  +  -oid.  Cf 
  {Collodion}.] 
  Resembling  glue  or  jelly;  characterized  by  a  jellylike 
  appearance;  gelatinous;  as  colloid  tumors. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colloid  \Col"loid\,  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  colloid 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  or  having  the  properties  of  a  colloid 
  [syn:  {colloidal}] 
  n  :  a  mixture  with  properties  between  those  of  a  solution  and 
  fine  suspension 




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