Meaning of collodion

col•lo•di•on

Pronunciation: (ku-lō'dē-un), [key]
— n.
  1. a yellowish, viscous, highly flammable solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol: used in the manufacture of photographic film, in engraving and lithography, and in medicine chiefly for cementing dressings and sealing wounds.
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