Definition of Gel

1. Noun. A colloid in a more solid form than a sol.

Exact synonyms: Colloidal Gel
Generic synonyms: Colloid
Specialized synonyms: Hydrogel

2. Verb. Become a gel. "The solid, when heated, gelled"
Generic synonyms: Change

3. Noun. A thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects.
Exact synonyms: Gelatin
Generic synonyms: Membrane

4. Verb. Apply a styling gel to. "They gel their hair "; "She mousses her hair"
Exact synonyms: Mousse
Generic synonyms: Groom, Neaten
Derivative terms: Mousse

Definition of Gel

1. Noun. A semi-solid to almost solid colloid of a solid and a liquid, such as jelly, cheese or opal. ¹

2. Noun. Any gel intended for a particular cosmetic use, such as for styling the hair. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To apply (cosmetic) gel to (the hair, etc). ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To become a gel. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To develop a rapport. ¹

6. Noun. (British) A girl. ¹

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Definition of Gel

1. to become like jelly [v GELLED, GELLING, GELS] : GELABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Gel

1. Jelly like material formed by the coagulation of a colloidal liquid. Many gels have a fibrous matrix and fluid filled interstices: gels are viscoelastic rather than simply viscous and can resist some mechanical stress without deformation. Examples are the gels formed by large molecules such as collagen (and gelatin), agarose, acrylamide and starch. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gel

geisha ball
geisha girl
geissler tube
gel (current term)
gel bracelet
gel diffusion
gel diffusion precipitin tests
gel diffusion precipitin tests in one dimension
gel diffusion precipitin tests in two dimensions
gel diffusion reactions
gel electrophoresis
gel exclusion chromatography
gel filtration
gel filtration chromatography
gel pen
gel structure
gel transfer

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