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  4  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  agar 
  n  1:  any  culture  medium  that  uses  agar  as  the  gelling  agent  [syn: 
  {nutrient  agar}] 
  2:  a  colloidal  extract  of  algae;  used  especially  in  culture 
  media  and  as  a  gelling  agent  in  foods  [syn:  {agar-agar}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Agar,  SD  (town,  FIPS  460) 
  Location:  44.83870  N,  100.07247  W 
  Population  (1990):  82  (42  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  57520 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Agar,  or  Hagar,  a  stranger;  one  that  fears 
 




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