alginic acid

play
noun al·gin·ic acid \(ˌ)al-ˈji-nik-\

Definition of alginic acid

  1. :  an insoluble colloidal acid (C6H8O6)n that in the form of its salts is a constituent of the cell walls of brown algae

Origin and Etymology of alginic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary algin + 1-ic


First Known Use: 1884


Medical Dictionary

alginic acid

play
noun al·gin·ic acid \(ˌ)al-ˌjin-ik-\

Medical Definition of alginic acid

  1. :  an insoluble colloidal acid (C6H8O6)n that is obtained from brown seaweeds and is used medically especially to relieve the symptoms (such as burning and erosion) of excess stomach acid


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up alginic acid? 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

a weapon for destroying ships

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • young-people-being-filmed-during-a-spelling-bee
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

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!