gelation

noun (1)
ge·​la·​tion | \ ji-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of gelation

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the action or process of freezing

gelation

noun (2)
gel·​ation | \ je-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of gelation (Entry 2 of 2)

: the formation of a gel from a sol

First Known Use of gelation

Noun (1)

1854, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gelation

Noun (1)

Latin gelation-, gelatio, from gelare

Noun (2)

gel entry 1 + -ation

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gelation

noun
gel·​ation | \ je-ˈlā-shən \

Medical Definition of gelation

: the formation of a gel from a sol

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