hydrocolloid

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

Definition of hydrocolloid

  1. :  a substance that yields a gel with water

hydrocolloidal

play \ˌhī-drə-kə-ˈlȯi-dəl, -kä-\ adjective

1916

First Known Use of hydrocolloid

1916


Medical Dictionary

hydrocolloid

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noun hy·dro·col·loid \-ˈkäl-ˌȯid\

Medical Definition of hydrocolloid

  1. :  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

hydrocolloidal

\-kə-ˈlȯid-əl, -kä-\play adjective

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