Definition of Colloids

1. Noun. (plural of colloid) ¹

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Definition of Colloids

1. colloid [n] - See also: colloid

Medical Definition of Colloids

1. Two-phase systems in which one is uniformly dispersed in another as particles small enough so they cannot be filtered or will not settle out. The dispersing or continuous phase or medium envelops the particles of the discontinuous phase. All three states of matter can form colloids among each other. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colloids

colloidal gel
colloidal gold reaction
colloidal metal
colloidal radioactive gold
colloidal silicon dioxide
colloidal silver iodide
colloidal solution
colloidal suspension
colloids (current term)

Literary usage of Colloids

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1. Outlines of Theoretical Chemistry by Frederick Hutton Getman (1922)
"CHAPTER X colloids Crystalloids and colloids. In the course of his investigations on diffusion in solutions, Thomas Graham* drew a distinction between two ..."

2. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1906)
"We found that a suspension of blood corpuscles in certain colloids supplied a useful and accurate means of determining the rate of diffusion of simple and ..."

3. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1906)
"The fact that colloids may decompose such a ' neutral' salt as barium chloride and induce its hydrolysis shows that colloids must be chemically active, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"As the concentration of the impregnating gelatin solution is increased, the permeability of the filter to colloids diminishes, so that a series of graded ..."

5. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1913)
"colloids.—-The mineral substances may be precipitated as crystals or as ... In deposits formed at or near the surface the precipitation of colloids is an ..."

6. Radionuclide Retention in Geologic Media: Workshop Proceedings, Oskarshamn by Svensk kärnbränslehantering AB., OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2002)
"colloids must be able to compete effectively against immobile-phase ... colloids must be transported over substantial distances (ie, slow deposition rates). ..."

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