colloidal etymology

English word colloidal comes from English -al, English colloid

Detailed word origin of colloidal

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-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
colloid English (eng) (chemistry) A stable system of two phases, one of which is dispersed in the other in the form of very small droplets or particles.. (geology) A particle less than 1 micron in diameter, following the Wentworth scale. (meteorology) An intimate mixture of two substances one of which, called the dispersed phase (or colloid), is uniformly distributed in a finely divided state throughout the [...]
colloidal English (eng) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of a colloid.

Words with the same origin as colloidal

Descendants of -al
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Descendants of colloid