- alginic acid
- a colloidal polysaccharide derived from alginic acid and used as a stabilizer and emulsifier, esp. in ice cream
< alg(ae) + -in
See algin in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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: + -in
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