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Meaning of isinglass

i•sin•glass

Pronunciation: (ī'zun-glas", -gläs", ī'zing-), [key]
— n.
  1. a pure, transparent or translucent form of gelatin, obtained from the air bladders of certain fish, esp. the sturgeon: used in glue and jellies and as a clarifying agent.
  2. mica, esp. in thin, translucent sheets.
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