jelly


jelly
1. A semisolid tremulous compound usually containing some form of gelatin in aqueous solution. 2. SYN: jellyfish. [L. gelo, to freeze]
- box j. SYN: Chiropsalmus quadrumanus.
- cardiac j. term introduced by C.L. Davis for the gelatinous, noncellular material between the endothelial lining and the myocardial layer of the heart in very young embryos; later in development it serves as a substratum for cardiac mesenchyme.
- interlaminar j. term introduced by B.M. Patten for the gelatinous material between ectoderm and endoderm that serves as the substrate on which mesenchymal cells migrate.
- Wharton j. the mucous connective tissue of the umbilical cord.

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jel·ly 'jel-ē n, pl jellies
1) a soft somewhat elastic food product made usu. with gelatin or pectin esp a fruit product made by boiling sugar and the juice of fruit
2) a substance resembling jelly in consistency: as
a) a transparent elastic gel
b) a semisolid medicated or cosmetic preparation often having a gum base and usu. intended for local application <ephedrine \jelly>
c) a jellylike preparation used in electrocardiography to obtain better conduction of electricity <electrode \jelly>

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jel·ly (jelґe) [L. gelatina] a soft substance that is coherent, tremulous, and more or less translucent; generally, a colloidal semisolid mass.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • jelly — jel ly, n.; pl. {Jellies}. [ Formerly gelly, gely, F. gel[ e]e jelly, frost, fr. geler to freeze. L. gelare; akin to gelu frost. See {Gelid}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Anything brought to a gelatinous condition; a viscous, translucent substance in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jelly — may refer to:* Gelatin, a translucent brittle solid substance, extracted from the collagen inside animals connective tissue ** Gelatin dessert, referred to as jelly in Britain and other countries, popular brands include Jell O, Rowntree s and… …   Wikipedia

  • jelly — [jel′ē] n. pl. jellies [ME gely < OFr gelée, a frost, jelly < fem. pp. of geler < L gelare, to freeze: see GELATIN] 1. a soft, resilient, partially transparent, semisolid, gelatinous food resulting from the cooling of fruit juice boiled… …   English World dictionary

  • Jelly — Jel ly, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jellied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jellying}.] To become jelly; to come to the state or consistency of jelly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jelly — bezeichnet: Jelly Roll Morton (* 1889–1941), eigentlich Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe, US amerikanischer Pianist, Komponist und Band Leader Jelly (Kunststoff), Kunststoff aus PVC mit bis zu 30% Weichmachern eine Variante des Namens Jelena …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • jelly — ► NOUN (pl. jellies) 1) chiefly Brit. a dessert consisting of a sweet, fruit flavoured liquid set with gelatin to form a semi solid mass. 2) a small sweet made with gelatin. 3) a similar preparation or a substance of a similar semi solid… …   English terms dictionary

  • jelly — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. gelee a frost; jelly, lit. fem. pp. of geler congeal, from L. gelare to freeze, from gelu frost (see COLD (Cf. cold)). As a verb, c.1600, from the noun. Related: Jellied; jellying …   Etymology dictionary

  • jelly — n. & v. n. (pl. ies) 1 a a soft stiffish semi transparent preparation of boiled sugar and fruit juice or milk etc., often cooled in a mould and eaten as a dessert. b a similar preparation of fruit juice etc. for use as a jam or a condiment… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jelly — jellylike, adj. /jel ee/, n., pl. jellies, v., jellied, jellying, adj. n. 1. a food preparation of a soft, elastic consistency due to the presence of gelatin, pectin, etc., esp. fruit juice boiled down with sugar and used as a sweet spread for… …   Universalium

  • jelly — (BrE) (AmE jello, Jell O™) noun 1 ADJECTIVE ▪ lemon, raspberry, strawberry, etc. VERB + JELLY/JELLO ▪ eat, have …   Collocations dictionary

  • jelly — [[t]ʤe̱li[/t]] jellies 1) N MASS Jelly is a transparent, usually coloured food that is eaten as a dessert. It is made from gelatine, fruit juice, and sugar. [BRIT] In the middle of the table stood a large bowl of jelly. N COUNT A container of… …   English dictionary


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