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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 col·loid /ˈkɑˌlɔɪd/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 col·loid /ˈkɑlˌɔɪd/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·loid a.  Resembling glue or jelly; characterized by a jellylike appearance; gelatinous; as, colloid tumors.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·loid n.
 1. Physiol. Chem. A substance (as albumin, gum, gelatin, etc.) which is of a gelatinous rather than a crystalline nature, and which diffuses itself through animal membranes or vegetable parchment more slowly than crystalloids do; -- opposed to crystalloid.
 2. Med. A gelatinous substance found in colloid degeneration and colloid cancer.
 Styptic colloid Med., a preparation of astringent and antiseptic substances with some colloid material, as collodion, for ready use.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a mixture with properties between those of a solution and
          fine suspension