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Meaning of ALGIN

Pronunciation:  'aljin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a gum used especially as a thickener or emulsifier
 

ALGIN is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: alginic acid
 
 See Also: gum

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al"gin\, n. (Chem.)
A nitrogenous substance resembling gelatin, obtained from
certain alg[ae].

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: This gelatinous material, a polysaccharide extract from brown algae, is widely used in foods, medicines, and industrial and household products. The main algae that produce it are Laminaria species and Macrocystis pyrifera (a chemically different version of algin is produced by the bacterium Azobacter vinelandii.)
 

 

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