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Definition of "gelatin" []

  • A colorless or slightly yellow, transparent, brittle protein formed by boiling the specially prepared skin, bones, and connective tissue of animals and used in foods, drugs, and photographic film. (noun)
  • Any of various similar substances. (noun)
  • A jelly made with gelatin, used as a dessert or salad base. (noun)
  • A thin sheet made of colored gelatin used in theatrical lighting. Also called gel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gelatin" in a sentence
  • "The unwound, separate chains are what we call gelatin."
  • "The reason that marshmallows usually use gelatin is to give them some firmness, allowing them to be sliced and packaged in pieces."
  • "I do a cast of my face and recreate it in gelatin and it is boring and ho-hum."