agar-agar

noun
\ ˌä-gər-ˈä-gər How to pronounce agar-agar (audio) \

Definition of agar-agar

: agar

First Known Use of agar-agar

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agar-agar

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

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“Agar-agar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agar-agar. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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agar-agar

noun
\ ˌäg-ər-ˈäg-ər How to pronounce agar-agar (audio) \

Medical Definition of agar-agar

: agar

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