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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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 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
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a colorless syrupy solution of pyroxylin in ether and
alcohol; used as a coating for wounds or photographic films
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