colloidal

[ kuh-loid-l ]
/ kəˈlɔɪd l /

adjective Physical Chemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. colloid carcinoma,
  2. colloid chemistry,
  3. colloid degeneration,
  4. colloid goiter,
  5. colloid theory of narcosis,
  6. colloidal gel,
  7. colloidal solution,
  8. colloidal suspension,
  9. colloidin,
  10. collop

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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British Dictionary definitions for non-colloidal

colloidal

/ (ˌkɒˈlɔɪdəl) /

adjective

of, denoting, or having the character of a colloid
Derived Formscolloidality (ˌkɒlɔɪˈdælɪtɪ), noun

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Word Origin and History for non-colloidal

colloidal

adj.

1861, from colloid + -al (1).

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