colloido-, colloid- +
(Greek: glue; used in the sense of "pertaining to a colloid, a gelatinous [gluelike] substance in which particle matter is suspended")
Disequilibrium of the colloid system of the body that is associated with anaphylactic shock and thought to be caused by the presence of undigested colloids in the blood.
A substance capable of giving rise to a colloidal solution or suspension.
Very small, finely divided solids (particles that do not dissolve) that remain dispersed in a liquid for a long time due to their small size (usually less than 1 mm) and electrical charge. These particles have negligible settling velocity because their small mass have a low gravitational force compared to surface frictional forces.
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