Main definitions of gelation in English

: gelation1gelation2

gelation1

noun

technical
  • Solidification by freezing.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin gelatio(n-), from gelare freeze.

Pronunciation:

gelation

/jəˈlāSH(ə)n/

Main definitions of gelation in English

: gelation1gelation2

gelation2

noun

Chemistry
  • The process of forming a gel.

    • ‘On one side, protein gelation is involved in many biological processes such as blood coagulation or wound healing.’
    • ‘It has been reported that doxorubicin can be concentrated to such an extent within liposomes that gelation takes place in the presence of the divalent sulfate counterion.’
    • ‘Disruption of the microtubule network significantly weakens the elastic response, and the disassembly of actin filaments completely prevents gelation.’
    • ‘Theoretically the occurrence of particle gel formation is linked with percolation although this is a necessary rather than a sufficient condition for gelation to occur.’
    • ‘The chamber was incubated at 37'C for 1.5 h to allow gelation to occur.’

Pronunciation:

gelation

/jəˈlāSH(ə)n/