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gel

 [jel]
1. a colloid in which the solid disperse phase forms a network in combination with that of the fluid continuous phase, resulting in a viscous semirigid sol.
2. to form such a compound or any similar semi-solid material.

gel

(jel),
1. A jelly, or the solid or semisolid phase of a colloidal solution. Synonym(s): gelatum
2. To form a gel or jelly; to convert a sol into a gel.
[Mod. L. gelatum]

gel

(jel)
1. A jelly, or the solid or semisolid phase of a colloidal solution.
2. To form a gel or jelly; to convert a solution into a gel.
[Mod. L. gelatum]

gel

A largely liquid colloid, retained in a semisolid state by molecular chains, usually cross-linked.

gel

a semi-rigid COLLOID as distinct from the more liquid SOL.

gel

(jel)
1. A jelly, or the solid or semisolid phase of a colloidal solution.
2. To form a gel or jelly; to convert a sol into a gel.
[Mod. L. gelatum]