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colloid definition


This page has 4 definitions of colloid in English. Colloid is an adjective and noun. Examples of how to use colloid in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .



From French colloïde, from Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla, glue) + -oid.



colloid (comparative more colloid, superlative most colloid)

  1. Glue-like; gelatinous.
    colloid tumours


colloid (plural colloids)

  1. (chemistry) A stable system of two phases, one of which is dispersed in the other in the form of very small droplets or particles.
  2. (meteorology) An intimate mixture of two substances one of which, called the dispersed phase (or colloid), is uniformly distributed in a finely divided state throughout the second substance, called the dispersion medium (or dispersing medium).
  3. (geology) A particle less than 1 micron in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

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