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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 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 in the form of its salts is a constituent of the cell walls of brown algae and is used in making dental preparations and in preparing pharmaceuticals




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