collodion

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collodion

 [kŏ-lo´de-on]
a clear or slightly opalescent, highly flammable, syrupy liquid compounded of pyroxylin, ether, and alcohol, which dries to a transparent, tenacious film; used as a topical protectant, applied to the skin to close small wounds, abrasions, and cuts, to hold surgical dressings in place, and to keep medications in contact with the skin.
flexible collodion a preparation of camphor, castor oil, and collodion, used as a topical protectant.
salicylic acid collodion flexible collodion containing salicylic acid, used topically as a keratolytic.

col·lo·di·on

(ko-lō'dē-on),
A liquid made by dissolving pyroxylin or gun cotton in ether and alcohol; on evaporation it leaves a glossy contractile film; used as a protective for cuts or as a vehicle for the local application of medicinal substances.
Synonym(s): collodium
[Mod. L. collodium, fr. G. kolla, glue]

collodion

(kə-lō′dē-ən)
n.
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.

col·lo·di·on

(ko-lō'dē-on)
A liquid made by dissolving pyroxylin or gun cotton in ether and alcohol; on evaporation it leaves a glossy contractile film; used as a protective for cuts or as a vehicle for the local application of medicinal substances.
[Mod. L. collodium, fr. G. kolla, glue]

collodion

An inflammable, syrupy solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol, used as a surgical dressing or to hold dressings in place. When painted on the skin, collodion dries to form a flexible cellulose film.