protective colloid


noun Physical Chemistry.

a lyophilic colloid added to a lyophobic sol to lessen its sensitivity to the precipitating effect of an electrolyte.

Nearby words

  1. protection ratio,
  2. protection test,
  3. protectionism,
  4. protectionist,
  5. protective,
  6. protective coloration,
  7. protective custody,
  8. protective laryngeal reflex,
  9. protective slope,
  10. protective system

Origin of protective colloid

First recorded in 1905–10

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