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- n. A colourless, amorphous, nitrogenous substance resembling gelatin, formed from cartilaginous tissue by long-continued action of boiling water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A colorless, amorphous, nitrogenous substance, tasteless and odorless, formed from cartilaginous tissue by long-continued action of boiling water. It is similar to gelatin, and is a large ingredient of commercial gelatin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The proper substance of cartilage, which is procured by boiling the tissue of cartilage as it occurs in the ribs, trachea, nose, etc., and of the cornea, in water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a substance that resembles gelatin and is obtained by boiling cartilage in water
Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)