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Meaning of gel

gel

Pronunciation: ( jel), [key]
— n., v., gelled, gel•ling.
—n.
  1. a semirigid colloidal dispersion of a solid with a liquid or gas, as jelly, glue, etc.
  2. gelatin (def. 5).
  3. a semirigid polymer, as agarose, starch, cellulose acetate, or polyacrylamide, cast into slabs or cylinders for the electrophoretic separation of proteins and nucleic acids.
—v.i.
  1. to form or become a gel.
  2. jell (def. 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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