alginate

noun
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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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, amazon.com) 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, cleveland.com, "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, cleveland.com, "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

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circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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alginate

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

Medical Definition of alginate

: a salt of alginic acid

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