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 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 — 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

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