hydrocolloid

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

Definition of hydrocolloid 

: a substance that yields a gel with water

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Other Words from hydrocolloid

hydrocolloidal \ ˌhī-​drə-​kə-​ˈlȯi-​dᵊl , -​kä-​ \ adjective

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Gong Xiangwei 48, president of the hydrocolloids business unit, Royal DSM, Shanghai After Lean In came out, everyone started talking about it. Claire Suddath, Bloomberg.com, "Stories from the front lines.," 8 Mar. 2018 On sous vide equipment, the Pacojet, ultrasonic baths, gelling agents, hydrocolloids and emulsifiers, the text is astonishingly thorough. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, "How Big Are Those Killer Asteroids? A Critic Says NASA Doesn’t Know.," 23 May 2016

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First Known Use of hydrocolloid

1916, in the meaning defined above

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hydrocolloid

noun
hy·​dro·​col·​loid | \-ˈkäl-ˌȯid \

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-​ \ adjective

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