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 collodionfrom 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 collōdium gluey substance from Greek kollōdēs glutinous, gluelike kolla glue -ōdēs adj. suffix (earlier having the smell of ) ( from ozein od- to smell )