alginic acid

noun
al·​gin·​ic acid | \ (ˌ)al-ˈji-nik- How to pronounce alginic acid (audio) \

Definition of alginic acid

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

First Known Use of alginic acid

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alginic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary algin + -ic entry 1

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The first known use of alginic acid was in 1884

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“Alginic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alginic%20acid. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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alginic acid

noun
al·​gin·​ic acid | \ (ˌ)al-ˌjin-ik- How to pronounce alginic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of alginic acid

: 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

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