semi colloidal

colloidal

[kuh-loid-l]
adjective Physical Chemistry.
pertaining to or of the nature of a colloid: colloidal gold and silver.

Origin:
1860–65; colloid + -al1

colloidality [kol-oi-dal-i-tee] , noun
colloidally, adverb
noncolloidal, adjective
semicolloidal, adjective
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colloidal (ˌkɒˈlɔɪdəl)
 
adj
of, denoting, or having the character of a colloid
 
colloidality
 
n

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colloidal
1861, from colloid + -al (1).
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