collodion


collodion
   Cellulose nitrate deposited from a solution of 60% ether and 40% alcohol; used for making fibers and film in membranes.

Forensic science glossary. . 2012.

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  • Collodion — is a flammable, syrupy solution of pyroxylin (a.k.a. nitrocellulose , cellulose nitrate , flash paper , and gun cotton ) in ether and alcohol. There are two basic types; flexible and non flexible. The flexible type is often used as a surgical… …   Wikipedia

  • Collodion — Propriétés physiques T° ébullition 34 °C (1 atm)[1] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • collodion — [ kɔlɔdjɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1848; gr. kollodês « collant », de kolla « colle » ♦ Solution de nitrocellulose dans de l éther alcoolisé, utilisée en photographie et en chirurgie. ● collodion nom masculin (latin scientifique collodium, du grec kollôdês,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Collodion — Col*lo di*on, n. [Gr. ? like glue; ko lla glue + ? form. Cf. {Colloid}.] (Chem.) A solution of pyroxylin (soluble gun cotton) in ether containing a varying proportion of alcohol. It is strongly adhesive, and is used by surgeons as a coating for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Collodion — This substance is prepared by dissolving nitrated cotton in ether and alcohol mixture. When the solvents evaporate a tough transparent film remains. The addition of castor oil renders it very flexible …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • collodion — ☆ collodion [kə lō′dē ən ] n. [< Gr kollōdēs, gluelike < kolla, glue + eidos, form] a highly flammable, colorless or pale yellow, viscous solution of pyroxylin in a mixture of alcohol and ether: it dries quickly, forming a tough, elastic… …   English World dictionary

  • collodion — kolodijus statusas Aprobuotas sritis farmacinės formos apibrėžtis Skystas preparatas, kurį paprastai sudaro piroksilinas eterio ir etanolio mišinyje. Užtepus ant odos toje vietoje susidaro lanksti plėvelė. atitikmenys: angl. collodion vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • collodion — A liquid made by dissolving pyroxylin or gun cotton in ether and alcohol; on evaporation it leaves a glossy contractile film; used as a protective for cuts or as a vehicle for the local application of medicinal substances. SYN …   Medical dictionary

  • collodion — n. a syrupy solution of nitrocellulose in a mixture of alcohol and ether. When applied to the surface of the body it evaporates to leave a thin clear transparent skin, useful for the protection of minor wounds. Flexible collodion also contains… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • collodion — kolodijus statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis 4% koloksilino tirpalas etanolio ir dietileterio mišinyje. atitikmenys: angl. collodion rus. коллодий …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • collodion — noun Etymology: modification of New Latin collodium, from Greek kollōdēs glutinous, from kolla glue more at protocol Date: 1851 a viscous solution of pyroxylin used especially as a coating for wounds or for photographic films …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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