animal glue

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to animal glue: Hide glue
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.animal glue - a protein gelatin obtained by boiling e.g. skins and hoofs of cattle and horsesanimal glue - a protein gelatin obtained by boiling e.g. skins and hoofs of cattle and horses
animal product - a product made from animal material
glue, mucilage, gum - cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
References in periodicals archive ?
With its cracks, missing lid and broken handle stuck back with ugly brown animal glue it may seem unloved, but it's about to rewrite the history of ceramics on both sides of the Atlantic.
At first, dry pigments were added to water and a binder of animal glue.
The bill also seeks to eliminate outdated portions of the existing law including the requirement that all public records be printed on "paper made of linen rags and new cotton clippings, well sized with animal sizing and well finished or on one hundred per cent bond paper sized with animal glue or gelatin.
After the drying process, the masks are removed from the moulds and then are painted with a mixture of wheat flour and animal glue which gives an opaque finish.
The active ingredient PCMC is also approved by the FDA for use as a preservative composent of adhesives intended for use in packaging, transporting, or holding food; and as a preservative in the manufacture of animal glue intended for use in packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting, or holding food.
The condition of the seventeenth-century binding was very poor: the sewing had broken down, the animal glue on the spine had become brittle, the textblock was loose and unstable and the spine leather friable with large pieces lost.