noun Also ˈgelatine (ˈdʒɛlətin
; jelˈətēn; ˈgɛlətɪn
1. the tasteless, odorless, brittle mixture of proteins extracted by boiling skin, bones, horns, etc.; also, a similar vegetable substance: gelatin dissolves in hot water, forming a jellylike substance when cool, and is used in the preparation of various foods, medicine capsules, photographic film, etc.
2. something, as a jelly, made with gelatin
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