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agar

noun \ˈä-gər\

Definition of AGAR

1
:  a gelatinous colloidal extractive of a red alga (as of the genera Gelidium, Gracilaria, and Eucheuma) used especially in culture media or as a gelling and stabilizing agent in foods
2
:  a culture medium containing agar

Origin of AGAR

Malay agar-agar
First Known Use: circa 1813

agar

noun \ˈäg-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AGAR

1
:  a gelatinous colloidal extractive of a red alga (as of the genera Gelidium, Gracilaria, and Eucheuma) used especially in culture media or as a gelling and stabilizing agent in foods
2
:  a culture medium containing agar

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