aga·​rose | \ ˈa-gə-ˌrōs How to pronounce agarose (audio) , ˈä- How to pronounce agarose (audio) , -ˌrōz \

Definition of agarose

: 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 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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First Known Use of agarose

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agarose

agar + -ose entry 2

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The first known use of agarose was in 1953

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“Agarose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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aga·​rose | \ ˈag-ə-ˌrōs How to pronounce agarose (audio) , ˈäg- How to pronounce agarose (audio) , -ˌrōz \

Medical Definition of agarose

: a polysaccharide obtained from agar that is used especially as a supporting medium in gel electrophoresis


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