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colloidal

[kuh-loid-l] /kəˈlɔɪd l/
adjective, Physical Chemistry
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of a colloid:
colloidal gold and silver.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; colloid + -al1
Related forms
colloidality
[kol-oi-dal-i-tee] /ˌkɒl ɔɪˈdæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
colloidally, adverb
noncolloidal, adjective
semicolloidal, adjective
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Examples from the web for colloidal
  • It is of a semifluid, viscid consistence, and probably colloidal in nature.
  • Two of these items are suspensions, and other is a colloidal dispersion.
  • The wet colloidal technique used was known for its many defect sources during the many step manual process.
British Dictionary definitions for colloidal

colloidal

/ˌkɒˈlɔɪdəl/
adjective
1.
of, denoting, or having the character of a colloid
Derived Forms
colloidality (ˌkɒlɔɪˈdælɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for colloidal
adj.

1861, from colloid + -al (1).

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