Styptic 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) 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. [1913 Webster]


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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

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