animal glue

noun

: an adhesive, sizing agent, and protective colloidal material that is obtained by hydrolysis of proteins of the skins, bones, connective tissues, and tendons of cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and other animals

Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of animal glue was in 1753

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“Animal glue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/animal%20glue. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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