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.
Biology. a culture medium having an agar base.
agar-agar moss is shipped from Singapore to the extent of 13,000 tons a-year.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom P. L. Simmonds
agar-agar, a gum extracted from a sea-weed, used in bacteriological investigations.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
Cultures of the comma bacillus were also made in agar-agar jelly, which is not liquefied by them.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 467, December 13, 1884 Various
Certain constipation biscuits, sterilized dry bran, or agar-agar may be eaten with the breakfast cereal.
The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler
The latter had come for the purpose of collecting the gelatinous Fucus, agar-agar.
The Mission to Siam, and Hu the Capital of Cochin China, in the Years 1821-2 George Finlayson
agar-agar, g′ar-g′ar, n. a nutrient jelly prepared from certain seaweeds, and used in the artificial cultivation of bacteria.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various
The culture of such algae may prove of economic importance; gelatine, glue and agar-agar would be valuable by-products.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1 Various
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 Also called agar-agar
agar a·gar (ā’gär’, ä’gär’) or a·gar-a·gar (ā’gär-ā’gär’, ä’gär-ä’-)
A gelatinous material derived from marine algae, used as a base for bacterial culture media and as a stabilizer and thickener in food.
A culture medium containing this material.
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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any fungus of the family Agaricaceae, including several common edible mushrooms. Historical Examples “I cannot doubt it, dear agaric,” answered the monk of Conils. Penguin Island Anatole France Still, agaric was in a position to carry on a formidable conspiracy. Penguin Island Anatole France Care should be taken that the spice is not added so […]
- Agaric acid
a white, microcrystalline, water-soluble powder, C 22 H 40 O 7 : formerly used in medicine to stop excessive perspiration. agaric acid or ag·a·ric·ic acid (āg’ə-rĭs’ĭk) or a·gar·i·cin·ic acid (ə-gār’ə-sĭn’ĭk) n. An acid obtained from agaric and responsible for the anhidrotic action of the fungus.
- Agaric mineral