[gloot-n-uh s]


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

Origin of glutinous

1375–1425; late Middle English; < Latin glūtinōsus gluey, sticky. See gluten, -ous
Related formsglu·ti·nous·ly, adverbglu·ti·nous·ness, glu·ti·nos·i·ty [gloot-n-os-i-tee] /ˌglut nˈɒs ɪ ti/, nounun·glu·ti·nos·i·ty, nounun·glu·ti·nous, adjectiveun·glu·ti·nous·ly, adverbun·glu·ti·nous·ness, noun
Can be confusedglutenous glutinous gluttonous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for glutinous



resembling glue in texture; sticky
Derived Formsglutinously, adverbglutinousness or glutinosity (ˌɡluːtɪˈnɒsɪtɪ), noun
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Word Origin and History for glutinous

"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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glutinous in Medicine




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