HyperDic: colloid

English > 1 sense of the word colloid:
NOUNsubstancecolloida mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension
colloid > pronunciation
Rhymesadenoid ... void: 38 rhymes with oyd...
English > colloid: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension.
Category ofdispersed phase, dispersed particles(of colloids) a substance in the colloidal state
dispersing phase, dispersion medium, dispersing medium(of colloids) a substance in which another is colloidally dispersed
Narroweremulsion(chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquids / liquids
gel, colloidal gelA colloid in a more solid form than a sol
silica gelA porous form of silica that is highly absorbent
silver proteinA colloid preparation of protein (albumin or gelatin) and silver oxide
sol, colloidal solution, colloidal suspensionA colloid that has a continuous liquid phase in which a solid is suspended in a liquid / liquid
Broadermixture(chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
Catalancol·loide, coloide
Adjectivescolloidalof or relating to or having the properties of a colloid

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