isinglass

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

Definition of isinglass

  1. 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. 2 :  mica especially when in thin transparent sheets; especially :  muscovite 2

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

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

Medical Definition of isinglass

  1. 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. 2:  mica

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