Definitions

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  • n. A colloid gel in which water is the continuous phase; they have a number of medical and industrial applications

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gel in which the individual gelatinous particles are supposed to be surrounded by water; the gelatinous hydrate formed by a colloid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a colloidal gel in which water is the dispersion medium

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Examples

  • Working with a widely used gelatin substance known as a hydrogel, Victor M. Ugaz, associate professor in the university's Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, and graduate student Nan Shi have been able to determine the specific type of conditions that result in the optimum gel pore structure for separation of a wide range of DNA fragment sizes.

    R&D Mag - News

  • Further to the invention of contact lenses, researchers have made efforts, such as Muller, Kauhi, as in the mid 20 th century Czech Otto Vihterle made last decisive breakthrough in improving the contact lenses - he invented a special hydrogel, which is still used in the manufacture of soft lenses of different branded manufacturers.

    B&C - Breaking News

  • A hydrogel is a gel-like material having an affinity for water and similar compounds.

    StreetInsider.com News Articles

  • The hydrogel is a solid embedded with water and has nanometer-scale pores.

    The Open Piehole

  • The experiment with the powder, known as hydrogel, was part of Wednesday's 4-H National Youth Science Day.

    Berks county news

  • Researchers comparing maggots with a standard "hydrogel" in treating leg ulcers found little difference.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Via Consumer Reports Health blog: A recent study found that FDA-approved maggots work faster than hydrogel dressing to remove dead tissue in human leg ulcers.

    The Consumerist: March 2009 Archives

  • However, the ulcers healed just about as fast whether maggots or hydrogel was used.

    The Consumerist: March 2009 Archives

  • So, while the maggots weren't any better than the hydrogel, they also weren't any worse.

    The Consumerist: March 2009 Archives

  • The unit sells a different version of the 1-Day Acuvue TruEye lenses made with a different silicone hydrogel material in the U.S., according to the company.

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