Definition of Dispersion medium

1. Noun. (of colloids) a substance in which another is colloidally dispersed.

Exact synonyms: Dispersing Medium, Dispersing Phase
Generic synonyms: Form, Phase
Category relationships: Colloid



Medical Definition of Dispersion medium

1. The medium or fluid in which a disperse is suspended. Synonym: continuous phase, dispersion medium, dispersion phase, external medium. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispersion Medium

disperseness
disperser
dispersers
disperses
dispersibility
dispersible
dispersing
dispersing electrode
dispersing medium
dispersing phase
dispersingly
dispersion
dispersion colloid
dispersion force
dispersion medium (current term)
dispersion phase
dispersion relation
dispersion staining
dispersionless
dispersions
dispersity
dispersive
dispersive model
dispersively
dispersiveness
dispersivities
dispersivity
dispersoid
dispersoids

Literary usage of Dispersion medium

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1. A Handbook of Colloid-chemistry: The Recognition of Colloids, the Theory of by Carl Wilhelm Wolfgang Ostwald (1919)
"The finely subdivided discontinuous phase is called the disperse phase; the other, continuous or "closed" phase is known as the dispersion medium.1 English ..."

2. Outlines of Theoretical Chemistry by Frederick Hutton Getman (1922)
"This fact may be taken as evidence in favor of the view, that a closer relation exists between the disperse phase and the dispersion medium in ..."

3. Soaps and Proteins: Their Colloid Chemistry in Theory and Practice by Martin Fischer, George D. McLaughlin, Marian Osgood Hooker (1921)
"Clear liquid Turbid liquid More turbid liquid Milky liquid Dry masses of copper soap swimming in free dispersion medium Dry masses of copper soap swimming ..."

4. The Chemistry of Plant Life by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher (1921)
"The following examples illustrate the possibilities of such two-phase systems: (1) dispersion medium a gas. (a) Disperse phase a liquid—mist in the air. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"Such systems may be described as ' dispersed systems,' the substance present in excess being termed the ' dispersion medium,' and the other the ' dispersed ..."

6. The Chemistry of Plant Life by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher (1921)
"The following examples illustrate the possibilities of such two-phase systems: (1) dispersion medium a gas. (a) Disperse phase a liquid—mist in the air. ..."

7. Physiology and biochemistry in modern medicene by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"This is particularly true when water is the dispersion medium (so-called hydrosols), and when electrolytes having a polyvalent ion (such as Al or Mg.) are ..."

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