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

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 How to pronounce hydrocolloidal (audio) , -​kä-​ \ adjective

Examples of hydrocolloid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s because its a hydrocolloid: an insoluble molecule that is attracted to water. Daniel Wolfe, Quartzy, "The science of slushy drinks and how to make a good one," 9 Aug. 2019 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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The first known use of hydrocolloid was in 1916

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“Hydrocolloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrocolloid. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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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 hydrocolloidal (audio) \ adjective

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