hydrogel

[ hahy-druh-jel ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌdʒɛl /

noun

a gel whose liquid constituent is water.

Nearby words

  1. hydrofoil,
  2. hydroforming,
  3. hydroformylation,
  4. hydrofracking,
  5. hydrofracturing,
  6. hydrogen,
  7. hydrogen bomb,
  8. hydrogen bond,
  9. hydrogen bromide,
  10. hydrogen carbonate

Origin of hydrogel

First recorded in 1890–95; hydro-1 + gel

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British Dictionary definitions for hydrogel

hydrogel

/ (ˈhaɪdrəˌdʒɛl) /

noun

a gel in which the liquid constituent is water
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Medicine definitions for hydrogel

hydrogel

[ hīdrə-jĕl′ ]

n.

A colloidal gel in which the particles are dispersed in water.

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