Agar meaning

āgär-āgär, ägär-ä-
A culture medium containing this material.
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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.
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A base containing agar.
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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.
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A culture medium containing this material.
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A gelatinous material obtained from marine algae, especially seaweed, used as a medium for growing bacterial cultures in the laboratory and as a thickener and stabilizer in food products.
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A gelatinous material obtained from the marine algae, used as a bacterial culture medium, in electrophoresis and as a food additive.
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(chemistry) An agarose, the principle constituent of the commercial gel.
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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.
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Origin of agar

  • Short for Malay agar-agar

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Malay agar or agar-agar, both meaning jelly.

    From Wiktionary