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[kar-uh-gee-nuh n] /ˌkær əˈgi nən/
a colloidal substance extracted from seaweed, chiefly used as an emulsifying and stabilizing ingredient in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
Origin of carrageenan
carrageen + -an suffix of chemical compounds, here synonymous with -in2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for carrageenan


a carbohydrate extracted from carrageen, used to make a beverage, medicine, and jelly, and as an emulsifying and gelling agent (E407) in various processed desserts and drinks
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carrageenan in Medicine

carrageenan car·ra·geen·an or car·ra·geen·in (kār'ə-gē'nən)
Any of a group of closely related colloids derived from several red algae, widely used as a thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agent in pharmaceuticals.

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carrageenan in Science
A gelatinous material derived from Irish moss (Chondrus crispus) and other species of red algae. It is widely used as a thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agent in industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products.
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