gelatin
also gelatine noun Etymology: French gélatine edible jelly, gelatin, from Italian gelatina, from gelato, past participle of gelare to freeze, from Latin — more at cold Date: 1800 1. glutinous material obtained from animal tissues by boiling; especially a colloidal protein used as a food, in photography, and in medicine 2. a. any of various substances (as agar) resembling gelatin b. an edible jelly made with gelatin 3. gel 2

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  • Gelatin — (also gelatine, from French gélatine ) is a translucent, colourless, brittle, nearly tasteless solid substance, extracted from the collagen inside animals connective tissue. It has been commonly used as a gelling agent in food, pharmaceutical,… …   Wikipedia

  • Gelatin — Gel a*tin, Gelatine Gel a*tine, n. [F. g[ e]latine, fr. L. gelare to congeal. See {Geal}.] (Chem.) Animal jelly; glutinous material obtained from animal tissues by prolonged boiling. Specifically (Physiol. Chem.), a nitrogeneous colloid, not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gelatin — Groupe d artistes originaires de Vienne, Autriche. Gelatin est composé de quatre membres (Ali Janka, Wolfgang Gantner, Florian Reither, Tobias Urban) auxquels peuvent se rajouter d autres personnes selon les besoins événementiels. Le terme… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gelatin — [jel′ətēn, gel′ətinjel′ə tin] n. [Fr gélatine < It gelatina < gelata, a jelly < pp. of L gelare, to freeze < IE base * gel , to freeze > COOL, L gelu, frost] 1. the tasteless, odorless, brittle mixture of proteins extracted by… …   English World dictionary

  • gelatin — gelatin, gelatine Gelatin (pronounced jel ǝ tin) is the customary form in chemical use, and in AmE in all uses, but gelatine (pronounced jel ǝ teen) is common in BrE in contexts to do with the preparation of food …   Modern English usage

  • gelatin — see GELATINE (Cf. gelatine) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gelatin — (also gelatine) ► NOUN 1) a virtually colourless and tasteless water soluble protein prepared from collagen and used in food preparation, in photographic processing, and for making glue. 2) a high explosive consisting chiefly of a gel of… …   English terms dictionary

  • gelatin — /jel euh tn/, n. 1. a nearly transparent, faintly yellow, odorless, and almost tasteless glutinous substance obtained by boiling in water the ligaments, bones, skin, etc., of animals, and forming the basis of jellies, glues, and the like. 2. any… …   Universalium

  • gelatin — A derived protein formed from the collagen of tissues by boiling in water; it swells up when put in cold water, but dissolves only in hot water; used as a hemostat, plasma substitute, and protein food adjunct in malnutri …   Medical dictionary

  • gelatin — gel•a•tin or gel•a•tine [[t]ˈdʒɛl ə tn[/t]] n. 1) coo a nearly transparent, glutinous substance, obtained by boiling the bones, ligaments, etc., of animals, and used in making jellies, glues, and the like 2) coo any of various similar substances …   From formal English to slang

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