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Gelatinous

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Ge'latine.
Gela'tinous.
adj. [gelatus, Latin.] Formed into a gelly; viscous; stiff and cohesive.

That pellucid gelatinous substance is an excrement cast off from the shoals of fish that inhabit the main. Woodward.

You shall always see their eggs laid carefully up in that spermatick gelatine matter, in which they are reposited. Derh.

Sources: Derham, William (22) · Woodward, John (78)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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