gelatinous

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gelatinous ‎(comparative more gelatinous, superlative most gelatinous)

  1. Jelly-like.
    • 1872, Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Sixth London Edition, with all Additions and Corrections, Chapter , [1]
      In certain star-fishes, small depressions in the layer of pigment which surrounds the nerve are filled, as described by the author just quoted, with transparent gelatinous matter, projecting with a convex surface, like the cornea in the higher animals.
    • 1928, H. P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu", Part III, [2]
      Everyone listened, and everyone was listening still when It lumbered slobberingly into sight and gropingly squeezed Its gelatinous green immensity through the black doorway into the tainted outside air of that poison city of madness.
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part Two, Chapter 9, [3]
      Winston was gelatinous with fatigue. Gelatinous was the right word. It had come into his head spontaneously. His body seemed to have not only the weakness of a jelly, but its translucency.
  2. Of or referring to gelatin.

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