gelation

1
[je-ley-shuh n, juh-]

Origin of gelation

1
1850–55; < Latin gelātiōn- (stem of gelātiō) a freezing, equivalent to gelāt(us) (see gelatin) + -iōn- -ion

gelation

2
[je-ley-shuh n, juh-]
noun Physical Chemistry.
  1. the process of gelling.

Origin of gelation

2
First recorded in 1910–15; gel + -ation
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Examples from the Web for gelation

Historical Examples of gelation

  • The effect on gelation is also illustrated by the change of viscosity of the sol with time.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett

  • The kind of vessel in which gelation is induced varies widely in different factories.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett

  • On the other hand, many gels cannot be reconverted into sols; that is, the "gelation" process is irreversible.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher


British Dictionary definitions for gelation

gelation

1
noun
  1. the act or process of freezing a liquid

Word Origin for gelation

C19: from Latin gelātiō a freezing; see gelatine

gelation

2
noun
  1. the act or process of forming into a gel

Word Origin for gelation

C20: from gel
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gelation in Medicine

gelation

[jĕ-lāshən]
n.
  1. Solidification by cooling or freezing.
  2. The process of forming a gel.
  3. Transformation of a sol into a gel.
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