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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ko-lō′dē-on

Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): collodium

[Mod. L. collodium, fr. G. kolla, glue]