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
2a : any of various substances (such as agar) resembling gelatinb : an edible jelly made with gelatin
3 : gel 2
Recent Examples of gelatin from the Web
Capsules frequently are made of gelatin, a product of cattle and pigs.
Dash of Thyme** Several Oreos Procedure: 1. Bloom the gelatin by combining it with 3 Tbsp. of water and sealing it in an airtight plastic container.
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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
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
Definition of gelatin for Students
1 : a gummy or sticky protein obtained by boiling animal tissues and used especially as food
2 : an edible jelly made with gelatin
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
2a: any of various substances (as agar) resembling gelatinb: an edible jelly made with gelatin
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