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]


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  • Collodion — is a flammable, syrupy solution of pyroxylin (a.k.a. nitrocellulose , cellulose nitrate , flash paper , and gun cotton ) in ether and alcohol. There are two basic types; flexible and non flexible. The flexible type is often used as a surgical… …   Wikipedia

  • Collodion — Propriétés physiques T° ébullition 34 °C (1 atm)[1] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • collodion — [ kɔlɔdjɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1848; gr. kollodês « collant », de kolla « colle » ♦ Solution de nitrocellulose dans de l éther alcoolisé, utilisée en photographie et en chirurgie. ● collodion nom masculin (latin scientifique collodium, du grec kollôdês,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • collodion — ☆ collodion [kə lō′dē ən ] n. [< Gr kollōdēs, gluelike < kolla, glue + eidos, form] a highly flammable, colorless or pale yellow, viscous solution of pyroxylin in a mixture of alcohol and ether: it dries quickly, forming a tough, elastic… …   English World dictionary

  • collodion — kolodijus statusas Aprobuotas sritis farmacinės formos apibrėžtis Skystas preparatas, kurį paprastai sudaro piroksilinas eterio ir etanolio mišinyje. Užtepus ant odos toje vietoje susidaro lanksti plėvelė. atitikmenys: angl. collodion vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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

  • collodion — n. a syrupy solution of nitrocellulose in a mixture of alcohol and ether. When applied to the surface of the body it evaporates to leave a thin clear transparent skin, useful for the protection of minor wounds. Flexible collodion also contains… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • collodion — kolodijus statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis 4% koloksilino tirpalas etanolio ir dietileterio mišinyje. atitikmenys: angl. collodion rus. коллодий …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • collodion — noun Etymology: modification of New Latin collodium, from Greek kollōdēs glutinous, from kolla glue more at protocol Date: 1851 a viscous solution of pyroxylin used especially as a coating for wounds or for photographic films …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • COLLODION — n. m. T. de Chimie Produit de la dissolution de la poudre coton dans un mélange d’alcool et d’éther …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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