hy·​dro·​col·​loid | \ ˌhī-drə-ˈkä-ˌlȯid How to pronounce hydrocolloid (audio) \

Definition of hydrocolloid

: a substance that yields a gel with water

Other Words from hydrocolloid

hydrocolloidal \ ˌhī-​drə-​kə-​ˈlȯi-​dᵊl How to pronounce hydrocolloid (audio) , -​kä-​ \ adjective

Examples of hydrocolloid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Have a red, angry pimple that might be a candidate for hydrocolloid patch or Band-Aid? Editors Of Men's Health, Men's Health, 24 May 2022 And in 2020, Soko Glam introduced the Klog Soft Shield Pimple Patches, its own hydrocolloid pimple treatments, which Cho said have been a bestseller since the launch. Washington Post, 27 July 2021 Rhyu launched her company on Amazon in 2017 with just a single product: Mighty Patch Original, a small and thin hydrocolloid pimple patch that moves dirt and moisture away from acne to help calm inflammation. NBC News, 9 Mar. 2021 Instead of dropping $20+ on pimple patches, people are cutting up regular, $4 hydrocolloid Band-Aids to clear their acne. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 23 Feb. 2021 These cute lil hydrocolloid stickers work to create a moise, germ-free environment for pimples to drain and heal, while also protecting them from outside bacteria and irritation. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 27 Oct. 2020 Made from 100% vegan hydrocolloid, The Klog's Soft Shield patches come in two different sizes and help to accelerate the healing of maskne while acting as a shield against bacteria, pollutants, and free radicals. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 22 Oct. 2020 The sticker is a more transparent, under-the-radar version of the popular Mighty Patches, which are small, circular hydrocolloid bandages. Devon Abelman, Allure, 15 Sep. 2020 The hydrocolloid creates a protective cover to aid healing, allowing skin to repair faster. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 28 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of hydrocolloid

1916, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for hydrocolloid


hy·​dro·​col·​loid | \ -ˈkäl-ˌȯid How to pronounce hydrocolloid (audio) \

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

Other Words from hydrocolloid

hydrocolloidal \ -​kə-​ˈlȯid-​ᵊl, -​kä-​ How to pronounce hydrocolloid (audio) \ adjective


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