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 Dictionary entry overview: What does colloid mean? 

COLLOID (noun)
  The noun COLLOID has 1 sense:

1. a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension

  Familiarity information: COLLOID used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

COLLOID (noun)

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A mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("colloid" is a kind of...):

mixture ((chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding))

Domain member category:

dispersed particles; dispersed phase ((of colloids) a substance in the colloidal state)

dispersing medium; dispersing phase; dispersion medium ((of colloids) a substance in which another is colloidally dispersed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "colloid"):

silver protein (a colloid preparation of protein (albumin or gelatin) and silver oxide; used in aqueous solution as an antibacterial agent)

colloidal gel; gel (a colloid in a more solid form than a sol)

colloidal solution; colloidal suspension; sol (a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase in which a solid is suspended in a liquid)

emulsion ((chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquids)

silica gel (a porous form of silica that is highly absorbent)

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