Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See gelatin.
- n. a protein derived through partial hydrolysis of the collagen extracted from animal skin, bones, cartilage, ligaments, etc.
- n. an edible jelly made from this material
- n. a thin, translucent membrane used as a filter for photography or for theatrical lighting effects
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as gelatin.
- n. a colorless water-soluble glutinous protein obtained from animal tissues such as bone and skin
- From French gélatine ("jelly, gel"), from Italian gelatina ("jelly, gel"), from gelare ("to freeze"), from Latin gelare ("to freeze"). (Wiktionary)
“We Brits call gelatine containing desserts and confectionery, "jelly" - and the fruit based conserves that you call "jelly" we call "jam" tomar-toes, tomate-toes ... let's call the whole thing off!”
“Coignet’s gold label gelatine, mixed with a more soluble product, such as Cox’s gelatine, for example, gives also excellent results.”
“- I used powdered gelatine, which is not recommended by many chefs, but I haven't found any problems using it.”
“The forms known as gelatine dynamite differ from blasting gelatine in containing certain proportions of wood-pulp and potassium nitrate, &c.”
“The addition of alcohol to the bichromate bath — sometimes recommended to harden the film and allow it to stand a higher temperature, and to hasten the desiccation of the tissue — is objectionable, for the spirits tend to reduce the bichromate, which is transformed into the green salt, and, therefore, a partial or complete insolubilization of the gelatine is the result.”
“To prevent the entire desiccation of the gelatine, which is the cause of the defect above alluded to, it is advisable to add glycerine to the washing water after the image is cleared.”
“In using the different brands of unsweetened and unflavored gelatines, the proportion of liquid to gelatine is usually similar. 1/2 ounce of this granulated gelatine, which is 1/2 of the amount usually put up in a package, will solidify 1 quart of liquid.”
“B. aquatilis sulcatus or B. prodigiosus -- upon the surface of the medium; or an equal depth of liquefied gelatine, which is then inoculated with the aerobic organism.”
“-- These thin, flat flasks (to contain agar or gelatine, which is allowed to solidify in a layer on one side) are extremely useful on account of the large nutrient surface available for growth.”
“Analyzing the substance of our bodies you will find in it albumen, fibrine, caseine and gelatine, that is to say organic substances composed originally of the four essential gases: oxygen, azote, hydrogen, and carbonic acid.”
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