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gelatin

noun gel·a·tin \ˈje-lə-tən\

: a clear substance that is made by boiling animal bones or tissues and that is used in making jelly

: a food made with gelatin

Full Definition of GELATIN

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

Variants of GELATIN

gel·a·tin also gel·a·tine \ˈje-lə-tən\
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Origin of GELATIN

French gélatine edible jelly, gelatin, from Italian gelatina, from gelato, past participle of gelare to freeze, from Latin — more at cold
First Known Use: 1800

Rhymes with GELATIN

GELATINE Defined for Kids

gelatin

noun gel·a·tin \ˈje-lə-tən\

Definition of GELATIN for Kids

1
:  a gummy or sticky protein obtained by boiling animal tissues and used especially as food
2
:  an edible jelly made with gelatin
Medical Dictionary

gelatin

noun gel·a·tin

Medical Definition of GELATIN

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

Variants of GELATIN

gel·a·tin also gel·a·tine \ˈjel-ət-ən\

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