gelatin

noun gel·a·tin \ ˈje-lə-tən \
variants: or less commonly gelatine
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

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

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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


GELATIN Defined for English Language Learners

gelatin

noun

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

noun gel·a·tin \ ˈje-lə-tᵊn \

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 Dictionary

gelatin

noun gel·a·tin
variants: also gelatine play \ˈjel-ət-ən\

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


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