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gelatin

noun gel·a·tin

Medical Definition of gelatin

  1. 1:  glutinous material obtained from animal tissues by boiling; especially :  a colloidal protein used as a food, in photography, and in medicine

  2. 2a:  any of various substances (as agar) resembling gelatinb:  an edible jelly made with gelatin



Variants of gelatin

also gel·a·tine \ˈjel-ət-ən\play


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