: agar

Word History


borrowed from Malay, name for the red alga from which it is extracted

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agar-agar was in 1820

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“Agar-agar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agar-agar. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


: agar

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