glutinous

[ gloot-n-uh s ]
/ ˈglut n əs /

adjective

of the nature of glue; gluey; viscid; sticky.

Nearby words

  1. gluteus maximus,
  2. gluteus medius,
  3. gluteus minimus,
  4. glutin,
  5. glutinant,
  6. glutitis,
  7. glutose,
  8. glutton,
  9. glutton for punishment,
  10. gluttonize

Origin of glutinous

1375–1425; late Middle English; < Latin glūtinōsus gluey, sticky. See gluten, -ous

Related forms
Can be confusedglutenous glutinous gluttonous

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British Dictionary definitions for glutinous

glutinous

/ (ˈɡluːtɪnəs) /

adjective

resembling glue in texture; sticky
Derived Formsglutinously, adverbglutinousness or glutinosity (ˌɡluːtɪˈnɒsɪtɪ), noun

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Word Origin and History for glutinous

glutinous

adj.

"of the nature of glue," early 15c. (implied c.1400 in glutinosity), from Latin glutinosus "gluey, viscous, tenacious," from gluten (genitive glutinis) "glue" (see glue (n.)).

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Medicine definitions for glutinous

glutinous

[ glōōtn-əs ]

adj.

Adhesive; sticky.
Related formsgluti•nous•ness null n.


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