Definition of hydrocolloid in English:

hydrocolloid

Line breaks: hydro|col¦loid
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)ˈkɒlɔɪd
 
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noun

A substance which forms a gel in the presence of water, examples of which are used in surgical dressings and in various industrial applications: [as modifier]: hydrocolloid dressings
More example sentences
  • Treatment with moisture-retentive dressings consisted of either a hydrocolloid, an alginate, or sterile gauze.
  • Silver dressings are available as foams, hydrocolloids, barrier layers, and charcoal cloth dressings.
  • This absorptive layer is made of material other than an alginate, foam, hydrocolloid, or hydrogel.

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