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Definition of gelatin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gelatin

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdʒelətɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒelətɪn//
 
(also gelatine
BrE BrE//ˈdʒelətiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒelətiːn//
 
)
[uncountable]
 
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a clear substance without any taste that is made from boiling animal bones and is used to make jelly, film for cameras, etc. Word Origin early 19th cent.: from French gélatine, from Italian gelatina, from Latin gelata ‘frozen’, from gelare ‘freeze’, from gelu ‘frost’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gelatin

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