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jelly

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noun jel·ly \ˈjel-ē\

Medical Definition of jelly

plural jellies

  1. 1:  a soft somewhat elastic food product made usually with gelatin or pectin; especially :  a fruit product made by boiling sugar and the juice of fruit

  2. 2:  a substance resembling jelly in consistency: asa:  a transparent elastic gelb:  a semisolid medicated or cosmetic preparation often having a gum base and usually intended for local application <ephedrine jelly>c:  a jellylike preparation used in electrocardiography to obtain better conduction of electricity <electrode jelly>





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