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colloidal state
Definition

A system of particles in a dispersion medium, with properties distinct from those of a true solution because of the larger size of the particles. The presence of these particles can often be detected by means of the ultramicroscope.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/1568