Part of speech: adjective

Of the nature of gelatin; like jelly.

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Usage examples "gelatinous":

  1. A gelatinous material, presumed to be the internal secretion of the gland, has, in fact, been observed emerging from the cells into the blood spaces. - "The Glands Regulating Personality", Louis Berman, M.D..
  2. If it is clearly proved that the bones of a cow are weak, then we should be inclined to prescribe phosphates; if they are brittle, we should prescribe gelatinous preparations; but not in the form of bone dust: we should use linseed, which is known to be rich in phosphates. - "The American Reformed Cattle Doctor", George Dadd.
  3. A number of machine gun bullets had entered his foot thick hide, and there was one wound a yard long from which oozed a sticky gelatinous blood. - "The Image and the Likeness", John Scott Campbell.