Definition of gelatinous in English:


Line breaks: gel¦at¦in|ous
Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈlatɪnəs


  • 1Having a jelly-like consistency: a sweet, gelatinous drink
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    • For contrast, he used dried, powdered fish scales as a thickener in another dish, which ‘added collagen for a thin, shiny, gelatinous consistency.’
    • The paste stood out amongst its neighbours on the platter, not for its taste, but for its bright pinkish colour and shiny, gelatinous consistency - a treat to some, but not my personal fave.
    • This lesion was brown, irregular in shape, and had a consistency that varied from gelatinous to firm.
    jelly-like, glutinous, ropy, gummy, sticky, gluey, slimy, thick, viscous
    technical mucilaginous, colloidal, viscid
    informal gooey, gunky, gloopy, cloggy, icky
    North American informal gloppy
    rare viscoid
  • 1.1Of or like the protein gelatin.
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    • All cyanobacteria are unicellular, though many grow in colonies or filaments, often surrounded by a gelatinous or mucilaginous sheath.
    • In my experience, thick gelatinous cyst fluid is simply ‘old’ fluid with high protein content.
    • The cyst is filled with soft, gelatinous, sticky, and mucoid fluid.



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  • Half of my breakfast is, indeed, sticking gelatinously to my toes and fingers.
  • His nurse entered with a gelatinously floppy bag of IV fluid to hang.
  • Other dishes quickly followed, including an octopus carpaccio in which the tentacles had been bound gelatinously together and sliced into what looked like headcheese, and a homemade gnocchi in a subtle pork ragu.

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