isinglass

noun isin·glass \ ˈī-zᵊn-ˌglas , ˈī-ziŋ- \

Definition of isinglass

1 : a semitransparent whitish very pure gelatin prepared from the air bladders of fishes (such as sturgeons) and used especially as a clarifying agent and in jellies and glue
2 : mica especially when in thin transparent sheets; especially : muscovite 2

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Origin and Etymology of isinglass

probably by folk etymology from obsolete Dutch huizenblas, from Middle Dutch huusblase, from huus sturgeon + blase bladder

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isinglass

noun isin·glass \ ˈīz-ᵊn-ˌglas , ˈī-ziŋ- \

medical Definition of isinglass

1 : a semitransparent whitish very pure gelatin prepared from the air bladders of fishes (as sturgeons) and used especially as a clarifying agent and in jellies and glue called also ichthyocolla
2 : mica

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