gel-, gela-, gelati-, gelatino-, geli-, gelo-

(Latin: to freeze; frosting; cold; then, to congeal, and finally: gelatin)

Later it came to mean "to congeal"; having to do with "congealing" or with "gelatin, a protein derived from the partial hydrolysis of animal skin, connective tissue, and bone".

Don't confuse words from this Latin element with those from Greek gelo-, geloto-, meaning "laugh, laughing, laughter".

gelidly
Very cold; icy.
gelignite
An explosive mixture composed of nitroglycerine, guncotton, wood pulp, and potassium nitrate.

Blasting Gelatin is an explosive consisting of collodion-cotton (a type of nitrocellulose or gun cotton) dissolved in nitroglycerine and mixed with wood pulp and sodium or potassium nitrate.

One of the cheapest explosives, it is mostly used for large-scale blasting in the construction and mining industries. Unlike gunpowder, it burns slowly and cannot explode without a detonator, so it can be stored safely.

Gelignite was invented in 1875 by Alfred Nobel, who had earlier invented dynamite. Unlike dynamite, it is not subject to the dangerous problem of sweating nor the leaking of unstable nitroglycerine from the solid matrix.

gels
Colloids with a solid continuous phase and liquid as the dispersed phase; gels may be unstable when, due to temperature or other cause, the solid phase liquifies; the resulting colloid is called a sol (bright or luminous like the sun).
gilidness
glycerogel
1. A gel in which glycerin is the dispersed medium.
2. A medicated skin preparation made from glycerin and glycerinated gelatin.
glycerogelatin, glycerinated gelatin
A preparation made of equal parts of gelatin and glycerin; a firm mass liquefying at gentle heat; it is used as a vehicle for suppositories and urethral bougies.

A bougie (boo ZHEE, BOO zhee) is a slender cylindrical instrument of rubber, waxed silk, or other material, for introduction into the body passages; such as, the urethra, anus, or other canal.

It is also defined as a suppository, particularly for insertion into the urethra.

glyco-gelatin
A combination of glycerine and gelatin used in the making of lozenges and pastilles.
hydrogel
1. A thick fluid like a jelly, formed by the addition of a substance to water.
2. A colloidal gel in which water is the dispersion medium.

Hydrogel is a network of polymer chains that are water-soluble, sometimes found as a colloidal gel in which water is the dispersion medium. Hydrogels are superabsorbent (they can contain over 99% water) natural or synthetic polymers.

Some uses for hydrogel include: disposable diapers that "capture" urine, or in sanitary towels, and for use with contact lenses (silicone hydrogels, polyacrylamides).

ingelable
Not congealable.
metagelatin
A form of gelatin that remains fluid, used in photography, made by boiling and cooling a solution of gelatin several times.
mucogelatinous
Containing or resembling mucus and gelatin.
myogelosis
A hardened region in a muscle; specifically, hard nodules localized at the origin of a muscle.
pergelicole (verb), pergelicoles; pergelicoled; pergelicoling: low salt
Living in geloid soils with low salt contend and weak solutions.
pergelicolous (adjective), more pergelicolous, most pergelicolous
photogelatin
Applied to any photographic process in which gelatin is used.

Cross references of word families that are related directly or indirectly to "winter, freezing, frost, and/or cold": algid- (cold, chilly); cheimo-, chimo- (winter, cold); crymo-, krymo- (cold, chill, frost); cryo-, kryo-; (cold, freezing); hiber- (winter, wintry); pago- (cold, freezing); psychro- (cold); rhigo- (cold, frost; shiver).