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Definition of the noun agar-agar

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noun

  1. a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods
    • example: He wants more sago and agar-agar.
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of agar-agar: agar
    • more generic word: gum = any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants
    • substance of: agar / nutrient agar = any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent

Alternative definition of the noun agar-agar

noun

  1. See agar.

Food

Agar-agar a.k.a. Agar or agar-agar is a gelatinous substance, obtained from algae and discovered in the late 1650s or early 1660s by Minoya Tarozaemon in Japan, where it is called kanten.

  • also known as agar agar, Ceylon, Oxoid L 11, Oxoid III, Bacto-agar, Japan agar, NCI-C50475, Bengal gelatin, Kantenmatsu, Digenea simplex mucilage, Bengal ising glass, Chinese ising glass, gum agar, GAM medium, Gelose, Ceylon ising glass, S 100, Layor caran

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for agar-agar

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Google previewThe Fertilizer Encyclopedia (2009)

by Vasant Gowariker, V. N. Krishnamurthy, Sudha Gowariker, Manik Dhanorkar, Kalyani Paranjape

AFNOR Agar-agar Administration) does not allow any aflatoxin content in foods or feeds, although its presence up to 20 ppb does not attract penalty. AFNOR AFNOR is a French standard system like the German DIN system or Bureau of Indian ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Although many people use the term agar-agar, food technologists simply call the substance agar. Hence, the latter name will be used throughout this article. HISTORY OF AGAR. Use of this jelling agent originated in Japan where it is called ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

by George A. Burdock

Agar-agar; Agar agar flake; Agar- agar gum; Agaropectin, mixed with agarose; Agarose, mixed with agaropectin; Bengal; ...

Google previewPhytochemical Dictionary (1998)

A Handbook of Bioactive Compounds from Plants, Second Edition by Herbert Baxter, J.B. Harborne, Gerald P. Moss

Agar-agar; Bengal isinglass; Ceylon isinglass; Chinese isinglass; Gelose; Japan agar; Japan isinglass; Layor carang The chemical structure is a mixture of two related polysaccharides: agarose, containing D- and L-galactose, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

Agar (agar-agar): A dried extract from certain Rhodophyceae (red algae) such as Gelidium and Gracilaria, growing in the Pacific Ocean and the Japanese Sea, consisting of a mixture of agarose (70%; agarose is a linear polymer of alternating ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Agar (Agar-Agar) A complex of galactan (polysaccharide) extracted from ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Although many people use the term agar-agar, food technologists simply call the substance agar. Hence, the latter name will be used throughout this article. HISTORY OF AGAR. Use of this jelling agent originated in Japan where it is called ...

Google previewDictionary of Food Ingredients (2013)

by Robert S. Igoe

Agar-Agar See Agar. Albumin Any of several water-soluble.

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences (1879)

by Henry Watts

AGAR-AGAR, or Bengal Isinglass: a dried sea-weed from Singapore, consisting of small transparent colourless strips, is almost completely soluble in water, and forms a large quantity of thick, tasteless, and odourless jelly. AGAEICrBT.

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