Definitions for "Collodion"
Keywords:  ether, pyroxylin, archer, syrupy, scott
A solution of pyroxylin (soluble gun cotton) in ether containing a varying proportion of alcohol. It is strongly adhesive, and is used by surgeons as a coating for wounds; but its chief application is as a vehicle for the sensitive film in photography.
Highly flammable, sticky pale yellow liquid solution of nitro cellulous, alcohol and ether. Originally used as a liquid bandage by the military, collodion was found to be the perfect base for holding sensitizing solutions to glass in a photographic process, which became known as the wet process.
A solution of cellulose nitrate compound in a mixture of alcohol and ether. It was used in photography as the basis for the wet collodion process from the 1850s.
Nonflexible or rigid collodian is a clear, brushable liquid, which can be applied to the skin and dries creating a scar effect.
A cellulose treatment applied to certain 1850-60-period combustible cartridges to help render them moisture-resistant (see Bartholow's and Hazard's Patents)
an organic material that is capable of forming a strong continuous coating when applied to the image carrier