Collodion

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Collodion \Col*lo"di*on\, noun [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 wounds; but its chief application is as a vehicle for the sensitive film in photography.

{Collodion process} (Photog.), a process in which a film of sensitized collodion is used in preparing the plate for taking a picture.

{Styptic collodion}, collodion containing an astringent, as tannin.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

collodion

noun

1: a colorless syrupy solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol; used as a coating for wounds or photographic films


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, PRIVACY, social and ecological responsibility and positive HUMANITARIAN ethics and VALUES. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.



Friday, March 27, 2015 10:08:32 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_Collodion_2015-03-27_22-08-32_54-89-36-189