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gelatinous Syllabification: ge·lat·i·nous
Pronunciation: /jəˈlatnəs/

Definition of gelatinous in English:


1Having a jellylike consistency: a sweet, gelatinous drink
More example sentences
  • 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.
1.1Of or like the protein gelatin: tooth enamel is coated with a gelatinous layer of protein
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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.


Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with gelatinous

larcenous • cretinous
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