Collodion  

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Collodion an flammable, syrupy solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol, used as a surgical dressing or to hold dressings in place. When painted on the skin, collodion dries to form a flexible cellulose film. While it is initially colorless, it discolors over time.



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