(ä′gər, ā′-; -gär′)
- a gelatinous product made from seaweed and used as a base for bacterial cultures, as a laxative, in jellied and preserved foods, in electrophoresis, etc.
- a base containing agar
See agar in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A gelatinous material derived from certain marine algae. It is used as a base for bacterial culture media and as a stabilizer and thickener in many food products.
- A culture medium containing this material.
Origin: Short for Malay agar-agar
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