- a yellowish, viscous, highly flammable solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol: used in the manufacture of photographic film, in engraving and lithography, and in medicine chiefly for cementing dressings and sealing wounds.
Origin of collodion
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N which in those spun from collodion is present in the form of nitric groups.Researches on Cellulose
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Apply it just as a photographer coats his glass plate with collodion.
Collodion is a solution of nitrocellulose in a mixture of alcohol and ether.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
This, when shaken up and completely dissolved, forms the collodion.
Mix, and when dissolved, take one part to three of collodion, as before.
- 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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- A highly flammable, colorless or yellowish syrupy solution of pyroxylin, ether, and alcohol, used as an adhesive to close small wounds and hold surgical dressings, in topical medications, and for making photographic plates.
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