al·​gi·​nate | \ˈal-jə-ˌnāt \

Definition of alginate 

: a salt or ester of alginic acid

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To get the right consistency, the researchers added a jelly-like goo called alginate and stem cells extracted from donor corneas, along with some ropy proteins called collagen. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Scientists have 3D printed the most advanced artificial cornea ever using human cells," 30 May 2018 After several tries, Tasset was satisfied enough with one of the alginate molds to proceed with enlargement. Steven Litt,, "Making an anti-monument: Chicago artist Tony Tasset plans giant hand for FRONT Triennial (photos)," 29 Apr. 2018 The first part of the process involved having Ledgerwood stick her hand in a cardboard bucket of alginate, the gooey stuff dentists use to make casts of patient's teeth. Steven Litt,, "Making an anti-monument: Chicago artist Tony Tasset plans giant hand for FRONT Triennial (photos)," 29 Apr. 2018 Pro Preparation Tip: The alginate casing tends to split if your skillet or grill is too hot, so rotate frequently to promote even browning and prevent breakage. Alison Roman, WSJ, "Plant-Based ‘Meat’ and ‘Fish’ May Be the Future. But How Do They Taste?," 12 Apr. 2018 The Jelly Bomb is particularly satisfying because sodium alginate formulated in the ball turns the water into a thick pool of Jell-O, leaving your skin noticeably softened. Melissa Minton, Allure, "John Mayer Wrote a Song About Lush Bath Bombs and Twitter Loves It," 1 Mar. 2018 As a solution, the Beyond Meat team decided to use alginate, a substance contained within algae. Beth Kowitt, Fortune, "Food Tech Startup Beyond Meat Is Rolling Out a Plant-Based Sausage," 18 Dec. 2017 As noted on Lush's website, the jelly bombs contain sodium alginate, which is derived from a seaweed. De Elizabeth, Allure, "Lush Debuts Jelly Bath Bombs That Turn Water Into Jelly," 24 July 2017 Masks and hands were made by casting the real deal in dental alginate (the same stuff used to create casts of your teeth, available online) to create a mold. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make Fake Blood & Guts for Halloween," 21 July 2017

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circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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al·​gi·​nate | \ˈal-jə-ˌnāt \

Medical Definition of alginate 

: a salt of alginic acid

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