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agar-agar


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agar-agar  \A`gar-a"gar\,  n. 
  A  gelatinlike  substance,  or  a  solution  of  it  prepared  from 
  certain  seaweeds  containing  gelose,  and  used  in  the 
  artificial  cultivation  of  bacteria;  --  often  called  {agar}, 
  by  abbreviation. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agar-agar  \A`gar-a"gar\,  n.  [Ceylonese  local  name.] 
  A  fucus  or  seaweed  much  used  in  the  East  for  soups  and 
  jellies;  Ceylon  moss  ({Gracilaria  lichenoides}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  agar-agar 
  n  :  a  colloidal  extract  of  algae;  used  especially  in  culture 
  media  and  as  a  gelling  agent  in  foods  [syn:  {agar}] 




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