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GEL

Jelly like material formed by the coagulation of a colloidal liquid. Much 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 big molecules such as collagen (and gelatin), agarose, acrylamide and starch. This entry appears with alow from the Vocabulary of Cell and Molecular Biology
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