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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.
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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in the manner of a colloid
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Adv.1.colloidally - in a colloidal manner; "particles were colloidally dispersed in the medium"
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Colloidally stable magnetite-copolymer complexes can also serve as carriers for selectively storing and releasing small molecules which make them potentially attractive drug carriers for cancer therapy.
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For solvents of intermediate polarity like ethanol, acetone, and chloroform, quantum dots were colloidally stable in solvents below a critical polarity index value ([E.sup.T.sub.N] = 0.307).
The emulsion stays colloidally stable for a period exceeding 10 days at 60[degrees]C.
Arms and Vincent prepared colloidally stable dispersions of PPy nanoparticles by aqueous dispersion polymerization in the presence of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) or polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) as a stabilizer [5].
Thiol-PEG can react in solution with gold nanoparticles providing colloidally stable and biocompatible gold nanoparticles [175].