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colloid  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (kŏl'oid')  Pronunciation Key 
A mixture in which very small particles of one substance are distributed evenly throughout another substance. The particles are generally larger than those in a solution, and smaller than those in a suspension. Paints, milk, and fog are colloids. Compare solution, suspension.

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