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hydrocolloid

[hahy-druh-kol-oid]
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noun
  1. a substance that forms a colloid when combined with water.
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Origin of hydrocolloid

First recorded in 1925–30; hydro-1 + colloid
Related formshy·dro·col·loi·dal [hahy-droh-kuh-loid-l] /ˌhaɪ droʊ kəˈlɔɪd l/, adjective
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hydrocolloid in Medicine

hydrocolloid

(hī′drə-kŏloid′)
n.
  1. A substance that forms a gel with water.
  2. Such a substance used to take dental impressions, especially one derived from marine kelp.
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