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

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