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colloidal

 [kŏ-loi´d'l]
of the nature of a gel or gluelike substance in which particles are held in suspension.
colloidal gold test a test of cerebrospinal fluid based on alterations in the albumin-globulin ratios that occur in certain disorders of the central nervous system. Normal spinal fluid, when diluted and added to a colloidal gold suspension, will not precipitate the colloidal gold. The extent of precipitation is indicative of various diseases such as multiple sclerosis, poliomyelitis, and encephalitis. A positive reaction also occurs in the presence of neurosyphilis. The sample of spinal fluid must not contain blood because this will cause a false-positive reaction.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

col·loi·dal

(ko-loyd'ăl),
Denoting or characteristic of a colloid.
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col·loi·dal

(kol-oyd'ăl)
Denoting or characteristic of a colloid.
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All the cases were of a colloidal goiter apart of one case of auto immune thyroiditis.
We believe that the colloidal goiter in this goat is due to the action of 3,4-DHP that interferes in the intracellular process of iodine oxidation of the thyroid gland, which results in accumulation of colloid poor in thyroglobulines, decrease of thyroxin (JONES, 1985), myxedema, skin alterations and follicular atrophy.
However, the alopecia found in this goat was complete, the animal showed colloidal goiter and myxedema in several tissues, and these alterations do not occur in animals poisoned by selenium.