noun col·loid·er \ˈkäˌlȯdə(r), kəˈl-\

Definition of colloider



  1. :  a mechanical device (as a filter) used to remove or coagulate colloidal matter in sewage or industrial wastes

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Origin and Etymology of colloider

3colloid + -er

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capable of being understood in two ways

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