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carrageen

noun car·ra·geen \ˈka-rə-ˌgēn\

Definition of carrageen

  1. 1 :  irish moss 2

  2. 2 :  carrageenan



Variants of carrageen

also carragheen play \ˈka-rə-ˌgēn\

Origin of carrageen

Carragheen, near Waterford, Ireland


First Known Use: 1829


Medical Dictionary

carrageen

noun car·ra·geen

Medical Definition of carrageen



Variants of carrageen

also carragheen \ˈkar-ə-ˌgēn\play

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