gelatin

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noun gel·a·tin \ˈje-lə-tən\

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

  3. 3 :  gel 2

Variants of gelatin

less commonly

gelatine

Origin and Etymology 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


GELATIN Defined for English Language Learners

gelatin

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noun gel·a·tin \ˈje-lə-tən\

Definition of gelatin for English Language Learners

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

  • : a food made with gelatin


GELATIN Defined for Kids

gelatin

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noun gel·a·tin \ˈje-lə-tən\

Definition of gelatin for Students

  1. 1 :  a gummy or sticky protein obtained by boiling animal tissues and used especially as food

  2. 2 :  an edible jelly made with gelatin


Medical Dictionary

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

gelatine

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