carrageenan


car·ra·geen·an

noun \ˌker-ə-ˈgē-nən, ˌka-rə-\

Definition of CARRAGEENAN

:  a colloid extracted from various red algae (as Irish moss) and used especially as a stabilizing or thickening agent

Variants of CARRAGEENAN

car·ra·geen·an or car·ra·geen·in \ˌker-ə-ˈgē-nən, ˌka-rə-\

Origin of CARRAGEENAN

carrageen + 3-an or 1-in
First Known Use: circa 1889

car·ra·geen·an

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARRAGEENAN

: a colloid extracted from various red algae and especially Irish moss and used especially as a suspending agent (as in foods) and as a clarifying agent (as for beverages) and in controlling crystal growth in frozen confections

Variants of CARRAGEENAN

car·ra·geen·an or car·ra·geen·in \ˌkar-ə-ˈgē-nən\

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