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col·loid

 (kŏl′oid′)
n.
1. Chemistry
a. A system in which finely divided particles, which are approximately 1 to 1,000 millimicrons in size, are dispersed within a continuous medium in a manner that prevents them from being filtered easily or settled rapidly.
b. The particulate matter so dispersed.
2. The gelatinous stored secretion of the thyroid gland, consisting mainly of thyroglobulin.
3. Gelatinous material resulting from degeneration in diseased tissue.
adj.
Of, relating to, containing, or having the nature of a colloid.

col·loi′dal (kə-loid′l, kŏ-) adj.
col·loi′dal·ly adv.
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colloidal

(ˌkɒˈlɔɪdəl)
adj
(Chemistry) of, denoting, or having the character of a colloid
colloidality n
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col•loi•dal

(kəˈlɔɪd l)

adj.
pertaining to or of the nature of a colloid: colloidal gold and silver.
[1860–65]
col•loi•dal•i•ty (ˌkɒl ɔɪˈdæl ɪ ti) n.
col•loi′dal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.colloidal - of or relating to or having the properties of a colloid
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Translations

colloidal

[kɒˈlɔɪdl] adjcolloidale
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Colloidal baths are often helpful in the acute phase to reduce the itching.