agar[ä′gər, ā′-; -gär′]
Jello, a popular treat made from agar.
- 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
Origin of agarMalay
- 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 of agarShort for Malay agar-agar.
From Malay agar or agar-agar, both meaning jelly.