algin definition by Webster's New World
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- alginic acid
- a colloidal polysaccharide derived from alginic acid and used as a stabilizer and emulsifier, esp. in ice cream
Origin: ; from alg(ae) plush -in
algin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Any of several derivatives, such as sodium alginate or alginic acid, of a gelatinous substance extracted from certain brown algae and widely used as a thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agent in industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products, such as ice cream.
Origin: alg(a) + -in.
algin - Science Definition
A mucilaginous polysaccharide occurring in the cell walls of brown algae. Its derivatives are widely used as thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agents in industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products, such as ice cream.