colloidal

[ kuh-loid-l ]
/ kəˈlɔɪd l /

adjective Physical Chemistry.

pertaining to or of the nature of a colloid: colloidal gold and silver.

Origin of colloidal

First recorded in 1860–65; colloid + -al1

Related forms

col·loi·dal·i·ty [kol-oi-dal-i-tee] /ˌkɒl ɔɪˈdæl ɪ ti/, nouncol·loi·dal·ly, adverbnon·col·loi·dal, adjectivesem·i·col·loi·dal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for colloidal

colloidal

/ (ˌkɒˈlɔɪdəl) /

adjective

of, denoting, or having the character of a colloid

Derived Forms

colloidality (ˌkɒlɔɪˈdælɪtɪ), noun
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