Styptic collodion
Collodion Col*lo"di*on, n. [Gr. ? like glue; ko`lla glue + ? form. Cf. {Colloid}.] (Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Collodion — Col*lo di*on, n. [Gr. ? like glue; ko lla glue + ? form. Cf. {Colloid}.] (Chem.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Collodion process — Collodion Col*lo di*on, n. [Gr. ? like glue; ko lla glue + ? form. Cf. {Colloid}.] (Chem.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collodion — A liquid made by dissolving pyroxylin or gun cotton in ether and alcohol; on evaporation it leaves a glossy contractile film; used as a protective for cuts or as a vehicle for the local application of medicinal substances. SYN …   Medical dictionary

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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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