gelatine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gelatine a colorless water-soluble glutinous protein obtained from animal tissues such as bone and skin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People of Salt Lake City eat the most lime-flavoured gelatin Jell-O in the United States
    • n Gelatine (Chem) Animal jelly; glutinous material obtained from animal tissues by prolonged boiling. Specifically Physiol. Chem, a nitrogeneous colloid, not existing as such in the animal body, but formed by the hydrating action of boiling water on the collagen of various kinds of connective tissue (as tendons, bones, ligaments, etc.). Its distinguishing character is that of dissolving in hot water, and forming a jelly on cooling. It is an important ingredient of calf's-foot jelly, isinglass, glue, etc. It is used as food, but its nutritious qualities are of a low order.☞ Both spellings, gelatin and gelatine, are in good use, but the tendency of writers on physiological chemistry favors the form in -in, as in the United States Dispensatory, the United States Pharmacopœia, Fownes' Watts' Chemistry, Brande & Cox's Dictionary.
    • n Gelatine Same as Gelatin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Many wonder what the difference is between jelly, preserves, jam, and marmalade. In all cases, jelly is the common denominator. Jelly is fruit juice with added sugar, cooled and congealed, usually by the addition of gelatin or pectin. Preserves preserve the largest percentage of the original fruit, containing whole chunks of it in addition to jelly. Jam is jelly plus fruit pulp. Marmalade has bits of fruit and the rinds in a jelly. Although the orange variety is most common, it is often made from other citrus fruits. Spread either of the four on toast, add a nice cup of tea, and you have one sweet treat.
    • gelatine See gelatin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gelatine jel′a-tin an animal substance which dissolves in hot water and forms a jelly when cold
    • vs.i Gelatine to be converted into gelatine or jelly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gélatine, fr. L. gelare, to congeal. See Geal

Usage

In literature:

Pseudo-cone: a soft, gelatinous cone in the compound eye of some Insects, replacing the crystalline cone of others.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The hough is peculiarly suited for boiling down for soup, having a large proportion of gelatinous matter.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
Two were gelatinous substances, non-nutritive.
"Greylorn" by John Keith Laumer
Within it was a gelatinous-looking mass.
"The Voyage of the "Steadfast"" by W.H.G. Kingston
The paper is stripped off, leaving the gelatine film on the copper.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
I seldom increase the quantity of gelatine or arrowroot.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Remove from the mold when cool and serve cold, with gelatine.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
The housekeeper may do this herself, or she may buy it already extracted, as gelatine.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
Nor was there gelatine in stock, with which to make a gay-colored, wobbly jelly.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
It assumed the appearance of a piece of bacon, which indicated gelatine.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
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In news:

The handful of toddlers strode, all stiff-legged and gelatinous, around the room in pursuit of one another or the nearest stuffed animal.
Soak gelatin sheets in cold water until soft.
1 small package Sugar Free Flavored Gelatin (lime, cherry, orange, or lemon).
Nitta Gelatin has begun work on a $17.8 million expansion of its manufacturing plant on Production Drive.
I don't make a lot of gelatine dishes, but maybe I will this week, and next week I'll serve you all some Knox Gelatine recipes.
Of course, I thought, Knox Gelatine began in Johnstown.
It displays the creation of Jell-O in New York state, but not Knox Gelatine .
Gelatin not glue that binds family.
Carrot & Cabbage Gelatin Salad.
1 envelope plus 1 teaspoon powdered gelatin.
Add 6 gelatin sheets to this mixture – stirring in.
1 box orange gelatin powder (optional).
Most jelly fungi are characterized by gelatinous fruit bodies that can absorb or lose water, which enables the fungus to adapt and survive for longer periods of time.
Rain restores the fruit body to its gelatinous state and allows the fungus to resume spore production.
In a large bowl, combine gelatin and boiling water.
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In science:

Pions from the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility LAMPF bombarded a natural water target having the form of a thick gelatin disk. 16Ne was produced in the double-charge exchange reaction (π+ , π− ).
Discovery of the Isotopes with Z <= 10
The first was obtained by Oker-Blom for spherical sand grains set in gelatin, with results tabulated by Fricke .
Electrical conductivity of dispersions: from dry foams to dilute suspensions
In addition, the result for the IVH configuration is consistent with our previous polarized PLE observations on partially aligned SWNTs in a gelatin film,22 confirming the marked peak (*) in Fig. 2 is due to cross-polarized absorption.
Cross-polarized optical absorption of single-walled nanotubes probed by polarized photoluminescence excitation spectroscopy
By adding additional processing steps to harden the gelatin in additional samples, the transmission appears to be systematically improving closer to TDCG (λ) from Ref. 9.
Methods for evaluating the performance of volume phase holographic gratings for the VIRUS spectrograph array
These results imply that the amount of absorption in the gelatin is normal and that the previous processing methods resulted in excessive scatter in the DCG film.
Methods for evaluating the performance of volume phase holographic gratings for the VIRUS spectrograph array
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