agarose

noun

aga·​rose ˈa-gə-ˌrōs How to pronounce agarose (audio) ˈä- How to pronounce agarose (audio)
-ˌrōz
: a polysaccharide obtained from agar and used especially as a supporting medium in gel electrophoresis

Examples of agarose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The study showed that eosinophils are uniquely attracted to worms, even when placed in a synthetic agarose gel without the supporting backup of an existing immune system, suggesting that there’s an evolutionarily conserved feature of eosinophils that recognizes parasitic worms. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2015 These numbers are not very relevant because the 12C signal is primarily due to the agarose. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 9 Dec. 2010 Algeness is a gel containing a natural sugar (called agarose) derived from seaweed. Allure Editors, Allure, 15 Aug. 2017 Zap the Molecules To map the peas' DNA, Dr. F needs to whip up a sort of conductive Jell-O made from TBE buffer and agarose powder. Wired Staff, WIRED, 1 Dec. 2003

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Word History

Etymology

agar + -ose entry 2

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agarose was in 1953

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“Agarose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agarose. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

agarose

noun
aga·​rose ˈag-ə-ˌrōs How to pronounce agarose (audio) ˈäg- How to pronounce agarose (audio)
-ˌrōz
: a polysaccharide obtained from agar that is used especially as a supporting medium in gel electrophoresis
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