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1      (Also called)    colloidal solution, suspension   a mixture having particles of one component, with diameters between 10--7 and 10--9 metre, suspended in a continuous phase of another component. The mixture has properties between those of a solution and a fine suspension  
2    the solid suspended phase in such a mixture  
3    Obsolete   a substance that in solution does not penetrate a semipermeable membrane  
   Compare       crystalloid       2  
4      (Physiol)   a gelatinous substance of the thyroid follicles that holds the hormonal secretions of the thyroid gland  
5      (Pathol)   of or relating to the gluelike translucent material found in certain degenerating tissues  
6    of, denoting, or having the character of a colloid  
     (C19: from Greek kolla glue + -oid)  
  colloidal      adj  
  colloidality      n  
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colloidal, collide, coralloid, collodion

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