Definition of hydrogel
: a gel composed usually of one or more polymers suspended in water
Recent Examples of hydrogel from the Web
If the hydrogel was stretched, the bond became brittle and pulled apart.
The hydrogel bond can hold up to 1 kilogram and stretch up to 2000%, the researchers report this week in Science Advances.
This particular combination maximizes its resilience, making the material 100 times tougher than hydrogels and 25 times tougher than glass fiber fabric, based on the amount of energy needed to destroy it.
This porous hydrogel structure was encased in a calcium phosphate matrix that supports bone cell formation.
Wired News recently published a story about research on repairing spinal cords using hydrogels, the same type of structure the researchers used to build the lung tissue.
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First Known Use of hydrogel
Medical Definition of hydrogel
: a gel in which the liquid is water a silicone hydrogel used to make soft contact lenses
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