Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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  • noun 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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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

    The Open Piehole

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

    The Open Piehole

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

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

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

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