gelatinous

[ juh-lat-n-uh s ]
/ dʒəˈlæt n əs /

adjective

having the nature of or resembling jelly, especially in consistency; jellylike.
pertaining to, containing, or consisting of gelatin.

Nearby words

  1. gelatin dynamite,
  2. gelatinate,
  3. gelatine,
  4. gelatinize,
  5. gelatinoid,
  6. gelation,
  7. gelato,
  8. gelber,
  9. gelcap,
  10. geld

Origin of gelatinous

First recorded in 1715–25; gelatin + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for gelatinous

gelatinous

/ (dʒɪˈlætɪnəs) /

adjective

consisting of or resembling jelly; viscous
of, containing, or resembling gelatine
Derived Formsgelatinously, adverbgelatinousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for gelatinous

gelatinous

adj.

1724, from gelatin + -ous; probably modeled on French gélatineux. Related: Gelatinously; gelatinousness.

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Medicine definitions for gelatinous

gelatinous

[ jə-lătn-əs ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or containing gelatin.
Resembling gelatin; viscous.

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