a. A system in whichfinelydividedparticles,whichareapproximately 1 to 1,000millimicrons in size,aredispersedwithin a continuousmedium in a mannerthatpreventsthemfrombeingfilteredeasily or settledrapidly.
b. Theparticulatematter so dispersed.
2. Thegelatinousstoredsecretion of thethyroidgland,consistingmainly of thyroglobulin.
3. Gelatinousmaterialresultingfromdegeneration in diseasedtissue.
Of,relatingto,containing, or havingthenature of a colloid.
The word dord is a notable error in lexicography, an accidental creation, or ghost word, of the G. and C. Merriam Company’s staff in the New International Dictionary, second edition (1934), in which the term is defined as a synonym for density used by physicists and chemists.