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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Colloid \Col"loid\, a. [Gr. ko`lla glue + -oid. Cf. Collodion.] Resembling glue or jelly; characterized by a jellylike appearance; gelatinous; as, colloid tumors. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Colloid \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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A gelatinous substance found in colloid degeneration and colloid cancer. [1913 Webster] Styptic colloid (Med.), a preparation of astringent and antiseptic substances with some colloid material, as collodion, for ready use. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

colloid n 1: a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension