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hydrocolloid

noun hy·dro·col·loid \ˌhī-drə-ˈkä-ˌlid\

Definition of HYDROCOLLOID

:  a substance that yields a gel with water
hy·dro·col·loi·dal \-kə-ˈli-dəl, -kä-\ adjective
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First Known Use of HYDROCOLLOID

1916
Medical Dictionary

hydrocolloid

noun hy·dro·col·loid \-ˈkäl-ˌid\

Medical Definition of HYDROCOLLOID

:  any of several substances that yield gels with water (as alginic acid salts, agar, carrageenan, and related polysaccharide gums) and that are used especially as protective colloids and as impression materials in dentistry
hy·dro·col·loi·dal \-kə-ˈlid-əl, -kä-\ adjective

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