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collodion

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noun col·lo·di·on \kə-ˈlō-dē-ən\

Definition of collodion

  1. :  a viscous solution of pyroxylin used especially as a coating for wounds or for photographic films



Origin and Etymology of collodion

modification of New Latin collodium, from Greek kollōdēs glutinous, from kolla glue — more at protocol


First Known Use: 1851


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collodion

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noun col·lo·di·on \kə-ˈlōd-ē-ən\

Medical Definition of collodion

  1. :  a viscous solution of pyroxylin used especially as a coating for wounds or for photographic films




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