japanese-isinglass

Japanese gelatin

noun
agar ( def 1 ).
Also called Japanese isinglass.
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agar

[ah-gahr, ag-er]
noun
1.
Also, agar-agar. Also called Chinese gelatin, Chinese isinglass, Japanese gelatin, Japanese isinglass. a gelatinlike product of certain seaweeds, used for solidifying certain culture media, as a thickening agent for ice cream and other foods, as a substitute for gelatin, in adhesives, as an emulsifier, etc.
2.
Biology. a culture medium having an agar base.

Origin:
1885–90; < Malay agaragar seaweed from which a gelatin is rendered, or the gelatin itself

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agar (ˈeɪɡə)
 
n
Also called: agar-agar a complex gelatinous carbohydrate obtained from seaweeds, esp those of the genus Gelidium, used as a culture medium for bacteria, a laxative, in food such as ice cream as a thickening agent (E406), etc
 
[C19: Malay]

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agar a·gar (ā'gär', ä'gär') or a·gar-a·gar (ā'gär-ā'gär', ä'gär-ä'-)
n.

  1. A gelatinous material derived from marine algae, used as a base for bacterial culture media and as a stabilizer and thickener in food.

  2. A culture medium containing this material.

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agar   (ā'gär', ä'gär')  Pronunciation Key 
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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