Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to dispersion medium: dispersed phase
The continuous medium, such as a gas, liquid, or solid, in which a disperse phase is distributed. Also called continuous phase, external phase.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||dispersion medium - (of colloids) a substance in which another is colloidally dispersed|
phase, form - (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system"
colloid - a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension