There are 2 main definitions of gelation in English:

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gelation 1

Pronunciation: /dʒəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun] technical
Solidification by freezing.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin gelatio(n-), from gelare 'freeze'.

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There are 2 main definitions of gelation in English:

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gelation 2

Pronunciation: /dʒəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
The process of forming a gel.
Example sentences
  • On one side, protein gelation is involved in many biological processes such as blood coagulation or wound healing.
  • It has been reported that doxorubicin can be concentrated to such an extent within liposomes that gelation takes place in the presence of the divalent sulfate counterion.
  • Disruption of the microtubule network significantly weakens the elastic response, and the disassembly of actin filaments completely prevents gelation.

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