agar

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noun \ˈä-gər\

Definition of agar

  1. 1 :  a gelatinous colloidal extract of a red alga (as of the genera Gelidium, Gracilaria, and Eucheuma) used especially in culture media or as a gelling and stabilizing agent in foods

  2. 2 :  a culture medium containing agar

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Origin and Etymology of agar

Malay agar-agar


Medical Dictionary

agar

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noun \ˈäg-ər\

Medical Definition of agar

  1. 1:  a gelatinous colloidal extract of a red alga (as of the genera Gelidium, Gracilaria, and Eucheuma) used especially in culture media or as a gelling and stabilizing agent in foods

  2. 2:  a culture medium containing agar



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