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gelatinous (adjective) – jelly-like, gel-like, with a consistency of a gel, i. e., like an agar plate; most often used to refer to cyanolichens that have photobionts with thick gelatinous sheaths (= mucilaginous sheaths) and thus swell considerably when wet and then assume a gelatinous structure. Related terms: mucilagenous, mucilage, gel.

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