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Pronunciation: sus-pen'soyd

Definition: A colloidal solution in which the dispersed particles are solid and lyophobic or hydrophobic and are therefore sharply demarcated from the fluid in which they are suspended.

Synonym(s): hydrophobic colloid, lyophobic colloid, suspension colloid

[suspension + G. eidos, resemblance]

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