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see colloidcolloid
[Gr.,=gluelike], a mixture in which one substance is divided into minute particles (called colloidal particles) and dispersed throughout a second substance. The mixture is also called a colloidal system, colloidal solution, or colloidal dispersion.
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gel

[jel]
(chemistry)
A two-phase colloidal system consisting of a solid and a liquid in more solid form than a sol.
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gel

A semisolid material, somewhat elastic, composed of matter in a colloidal state that does not dissolve; remains suspended in a solvent. Also see cement gel.
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It comes as a powder or liquid (powdered pectin dissolved in water), and its ability to cause jelling does not last forever.
The mixture must cook longer than the recipe (or pectin) is designed for, and the pectin in the bottom of the pan stays hot long enough to lose its jelling properties before the top of the mixture reaches the jell point.