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alginic acid

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noun al·gin·ic acid \(ˌ)al-ˈji-nik-\

Definition of alginic acid

  1. :  an insoluble colloidal acid (C6H8O6)n that in the form of its salts is a constituent of the cell walls of brown algae



Origin and Etymology of alginic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary algin + 1-ic


First Known Use: 1885


Medical Dictionary

alginic acid

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noun al·gin·ic acid \(ˌ)al-ˌjin-ik-\

Medical Definition of alginic acid

  1. :  an insoluble colloidal acid (C6H8O6)n that is obtained from brown seaweeds and is used medically especially to relieve the symptoms (such as burning and erosion) of excess stomach acid




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