al·​gi·​nate | \ ˈal-jə-ˌnāt How to pronounce alginate (audio) \

Definition of alginate

: a salt or ester of alginic acid

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Recent Examples on the Web Modern science takes on a taste as old as time, to put it all Disney-like, using sodium alginate to create bite-sized balloons of olive juice that appear rather like the yolks of Seussian green eggs. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Disney Springs: Celebrity chef José Andrés has a heavenly hit in Jaleo," 1 Aug. 2019 With this in mind, Blacklow and her colleagues began with a gellike substance from seaweed called alginate. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, "This embryo-inspired bandage is 17 times stickier than a Band-Aid," 24 July 2019 Some common biomaterials for food applications include cellulose from plants, a carbohydrate called chitosan from mushrooms and a carbohydrate called alginate from algae. Natalie R. Rubio, The Conversation, "So far cultured meat has been burgers – the next big challenge is animal-free steaks," 5 July 2019 Squirt the sodium alginate solution into the calcium chloride solution. Chris Kornelis, WSJ, "3 Super-Fun Experiments for Pint-size Scientists," 16 Aug. 2018 Divide the alginate solution into various squirt bottles, or squirt guns. Chris Kornelis, WSJ, "3 Super-Fun Experiments for Pint-size Scientists," 16 Aug. 2018 Add 2 g of food-grade sodium alginate (from $10, to 100 mL of water. Chris Kornelis, WSJ, "3 Super-Fun Experiments for Pint-size Scientists," 16 Aug. 2018 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

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circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Alginate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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Medical Definition of alginate

: a salt of alginic acid

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