alginate

noun al·gi·nate \ ˈal-jə-ˌnāt \

Definition of alginate

: a salt or ester of alginic acid

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First Known Use of alginate

circa 1909


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alginate

noun al·gi·nate \ ˈal-jə-ˌnāt \

medical Definition of alginate

: a salt of alginic acid

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