Definition of Colloid. Meaning of Colloid. Synonyms of Colloid

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Definition of Colloid

Colloid
Colloid Col"loid, a. [Gr. ko`lla glue + -oid. Cf. Collodion.] Resembling glue or jelly; characterized by a jellylike appearance; gelatinous; as, colloid tumors.
Colloid
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.

Meaning of Colloid from wikipedia

- In chemistry, a colloid is a phase separated mixture in which one substance of microscopically dis****d insoluble or soluble particles is suspended throughout...
- A colloid cyst is a non-cancerous tumor in the brain. It consists of a gelatinous material contained within a membrane of epithelial tissue. It is almost...
- A sol is a colloid made out of very small solid particles in a continuous liquid medium. Sols are quite stable and show the Tyndall effect. Examples include...
- A protective colloid is a lyophilic colloid that when present in small quantities keeps lyophobic colloids from precipitating under the coagulating action...
- Colloid nodules, also known as adenomatous nodules or colloid nodular goiter are benign, noncancerous enlargement of thyroid tissue. Although they may...
- A colloid mill is a machine that is used to reduce the particle size of a solid in suspension in a liquid, or to reduce the droplet size in emulsions...
- Oncotic pressure, or colloid osmotic pressure, is a form of osmotic pressure induced by proteins, notably albumin, in a blood vessel's plasma (blood/liquid)...
- Colloids and Surfaces is a peer-reviewed journal of surface science. It was established in 1980. In 1993, it split into two parts Colloids and Surfaces...
- expander: crystalloids and colloids. Crystalloids are aqueous solutions of mineral salts or other water-soluble molecules. Colloids contain larger insoluble...
- itself is a colloid. There is no evidence that colloids are better than crystalloids in those who have had trauma, burns, or surgery. Colloids are more expensive...
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