a highly flammable, colorless or pale-yellow, viscous solution of pyroxylin in a mixture of alcohol and ether: it dries quickly, forming a tough, elastic film, and is used as a protective coating for wounds, in cements, etc.
Origin of collodion; from Classical Greek koll?d?s, gluelike ; from kolla, glue + eidos, form
A highly flammable, colorless or yellowish syrupy solution of nitrocellulose, ether, and alcohol, used as an adhesive to close small wounds and hold surgical dressings, in topical medications, and for making photographic plates.
Origin of collodionVariant of collodium, from New Latin coll&omacron;dium, gluey substance, from Greek koll&omacron;d&emacron;s, glutinous, gluelike : kolla, glue + -&omacron;d&emacron;s, adj. suffix (earlier, having the smell of, from ozein, od-, to smell).