Definition of alginic acid
: 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 Definition of alginic acid
: 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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