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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).]
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(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]
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(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"
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, collodium
n. colodión, sustancia usada para proteger heridas en la piel.
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Dabaghian's decision to use the 19th-century wet collodion process is an interesting one, not least for its disorienting temporal effect.
Egyptian-born Muhammad Sadiq Bey had traveled several times to western Saudi Arabia's Hijaz region in an official capacity as treasurer of the pilgrims' caravan, first visiting in 1861 and taking with him a device known as a wet-plate collodion camera, a technique invented in the 1850s, which used glass-plate negatives.
Jack is using Wet Plate Collodion, a Victorian process that allows him to record stunning images on member.
Kaprov, a professional photographer, says he took to the mid-19th century wet-plate collodion process as part of an artistic project to 'create a dialogue between the past and future'.
The secret was the wet collodion process invented in 1851 by Hertfordshire butcher's son Frederick Scott Archer (1813-1857).
***WET Plate Supplies ( is based in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, but operates online and can supply chemistry and equipment for both wet plate collodion photography and other popular alternative processes.
Mostly albumen prints from wet collodion negatives, the photographs by Nadar, Shimooka, Suzuki, Disderi, Beato and others are to be offered as a whole, with the price, revealed only on application, but understood to be in five-figures.
Another technique advocated by some laboratories is the collodion bag method.
In the class entitled WIP 6 | Studio: Wet Plate Collodion Workshop with Nico Sepe, he decided to revert to ambrotype, a method developed in the 1850s by Englishman Frederick Scott Archer, to produce photographs using the wet plate collodion process.
According to artist Eloisa Guanlao, "Darwin's Finches are at once fossilized records and a critical examination of the myopia of nineteenth century positivist science that endures today." The wet collodion glass ambrotypes depict images of "stuffed" birds endemic to the southeast region of the United States.
Collodion baby (congenital lamellar ichthyosis) is a cornification disorder that is clinically characterized by exfoliation in the skin and histopathologically characterized by hyperkeratosis.
[2] Subsequently came to history Pollack in 1882 with elastic collodion membrane, Tangemam in 1882 with skin graft, Blake in 1887 with cigarette paper patch, Okuneff in 1895 with trichloroacetic acid, Stenson in 1936 with Cargill's membrane (sheep's mesentery), Unger in 1947 with gold foil patches covered with scarlet red ointment, Fritz Zollner in 1956 with fascia lata and Schaffer using acrylic seal in 1956.