algin

play
noun al·gin \ˈal-jən\

Definition of algin

  1. :  any of various colloidal substances (such as an alginate or alginic acid) derived from marine brown algae and used especially as emulsifiers or thickeners

Origin and Etymology of algin

alga + 1-in


Medical Dictionary

algin

play
noun al·gin \ˈal-jən\

Medical Definition of algin

  1. :  any of various colloidal substances derived from marine brown algae and especially giant kelp: asa:  alginic acidb:  a soluble salt of alginic acid used especially as a stabilizing, emulsifying, or thickening agent in foods (as ice cream), pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics and as a base for dental-impression materials—called also sodium alginate


Learn More about algin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up algin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to relieve or lessen

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!