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A water-soluble, tasteless colloidal form of processed collagen obtained from bones, hooves or skins and used as a dispersing agent, sizing medium, adhesive, or coating for photographic films, and stabilizer for foodstuffs and pharmaceutical preparations.

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<processed animal material>

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photographic gelatin

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12yrs ago

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