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collodion

[ kuh-loh-dee-uhn ]
/ kəˈloʊ di ən /
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noun
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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Origin of collodion

1850–55; alteration of New Latin collodium<Greek kollṓd(ēs) glutinous (kóll(a) glue + -ōdēs-ode1) + -ium-ium
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British Dictionary definitions for collodion

collodion

collodium (kəˈləʊdɪəm)

/ (kəˈləʊdɪən) /

noun
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

Word Origin for collodion

C19: from New Latin collōdium, from Greek kollōdēs glutinous, from kolla glue
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