from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A highly flammable, colorless or yellowish syrupy solution of pyroxylin, ether, and alcohol, used as an adhesive to close small wounds and hold surgical dressings, in topical medications, and for making photographic plates.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a syrupy solution of pyroxylin in alcohol and ether that evaporates on a surface to form a clear elastic film; used in surgical dressings, photographic plates and lacquer paints
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substance prepared by dissolving pyroxylin or guncotton in ether, or in a mixture of ether and alcohol.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a colorless syrupy solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol; used as a coating for wounds or photographic films
The collodion is dried with a small air compressor.
The solution of the pyroxyline nitrates in ether and alcohol is known as collodion, and is used in photography and in medical and surgical work.
Consequently, the first experiments were with low grade gun-cotton, what is called collodion cotton, such as is employed in the manufacture of celluloid.
The solution of the soluble varieties in ether-alcohol is known as collodion, which finds many applications in the arts.
Dissolved in a solution of two parts ether and one of alcohol, it forms the solution known as collodion, used for a variety of purposes, such as a varnish, as
They all consist of the variety of nitro - cellulose known as collodion-cotton, i.e., a mixture of the penta - and tetra-nitrates dissolved in nitro-glycerine, and made up with various proportions of wood-pulp, and some nitrate, or other material of a similar nature.
Some operators recommend a coating of flexible collodion, that is, prepared with castor oil, for the purpose in question.
The process is also sufficiently developed to enable the total costs of production to be estimated at a figure less than one-half that of the 'collodion' processes.
"collodion," which is a solution of collodion-cotton in ether-alcohol; for the preparation of celluloid, and many other purposes.
Pierce pinned back Boris's ears, dampened his face and covered every facial area (including eyelids) with thin cotton strips, covered the cotton with collodion and went to work with spirit gum and an electric drying machine ...