- pertaining to or of the nature of a colloid: colloidal gold and silver.
Origin of colloidal
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Examples from the Web for colloidal
I say colloidal, for I doubt if the idea would ever have crystallized into action.At the Court of the Amr
John Alfred Gray
They also found that the cocain was not present in a colloidal form.
A certain property of colloidal substances comes into play most opportunely in assisting diffusive preparations.
This is undoubtedly a colloidal suspension of the starch in water.The Chemistry of Plant Life
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
He thus arrived at a division of matter into colloidal and crystalloidal.Heroes of Science
M. M. Pattison Muir
- of, denoting, or having the character of a colloid
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Word Origin and History for colloidal
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