|n.||1.||(Physiol. Chem.) A peptonelike body, insoluble in alcohol, formed by boiling collagen or gelatin for a long time in water. Hemicollin, a like body, is also formed at the same time, and differs from semiglutin by being partly soluble in alcohol.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.