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A highly flammable, colorless or yellowish syrupy solution of nitrocellulose, ether, and alcohol, used as an adhesive to close small wounds and hold surgical dressings, in topical medications, and for making photographic plates.

[Variant of collodium, from New Latin collōdium, gluey substance, from Greek kollōdēs, glutinous, gluelike : kolla, glue + -ōdēs, adj. suffix (earlier, having the smell of, from ozein, od-, to smell).]


(kəˈləʊdɪən) or


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or yellow syrupy liquid that consists of a solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol: used in medicine and in the manufacture of photographic plates, lacquers, etc
[C19: from New Latin collōdium, from Greek kollōdēs glutinous, from kolla glue]


(kəˈloʊ di ən)

a solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol: used in making film and in medicine.
[1850–55; alter. of New Latin collodium < Greek kollṓd(ēs) glutinous, derivative of kóll(a) glue]
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Noun1.collodion - a colorless syrupy solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol; used as a coating for wounds or photographic films
solution - a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution; "he used a solution of peroxide and water"


, collodium
n. colodión, sustancia usada para proteger heridas en la piel.
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