colloidal

[kuh-loid-l]

Origin of colloidal

First recorded in 1860–65; colloid + -al1
Related formscol·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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colloidal

adjective
  1. of, denoting, or having the character of a colloid
Derived Formscolloidality (ˌkɒlɔɪˈdælɪtɪ), noun
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Word Origin and History for colloidal
adj.

1861, from colloid + -al (1).

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