ge·​la·​ti·​ni·​za·​tion | \ jə-ˌla-tə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce gelatinization (audio) , ˌje-lə-tə- \

Definition of gelatinization

: the process of converting into a gelatinous form or into a jelly

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Other Words from gelatinization

gelatinize \ jə-​ˈla-​tə-​ˌnīz How to pronounce gelatinization (audio) , ˈje-​lə-​tə-​ \ verb

Examples of gelatinization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At room temperature, gelatinization does not occur. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Want to know if spaghetti is al dente? Check how much it curls in the pot," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of gelatinization

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gelatinization was in 1843

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“Gelatinization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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variants: or British gelatinisation \ jə-​ˌlat-​ᵊn-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce gelatinization (audio) , ˌjel-​ət-​ᵊn-​ How to pronounce gelatinization (audio) \

Medical Definition of gelatinization

: the process of converting into a gelatinous form or into a jelly

Other Words from gelatinization

gelatinize or British gelatinise \ jə-​ˈlat-​ᵊn-​ˌīz How to pronounce gelatinization (audio) , ˈjel-​ət-​ᵊn-​ How to pronounce gelatinization (audio) \ verb gelatinized or British gelatinised; gelatinizing or British gelatinising

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