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.
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How to use collodion in a sentence
Their Iodized collodion is highly sensitive, and retains all its qualities unimpaired for three months.
I am myself quite unable to form an idea what the collodion pictures done by first-rate photographers are like.
If the collodion is good, the film is semi-transparent, of a bluish opal-like appearance.
Many of the unpleasant markings in collodion pictures may have their origin in the gutta percha.
Occasionally, upon sensitising collodion, I have found it assume a deep sherry colour a few hours after being made.
British Dictionary definitions for collodion
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
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