Algin



any hydrophilic, colloidal substance found in or obtained from various kelps, as or one of its soluble salts.
Historical Examples

The algin extracted from the Pacific kelp can be used as a rubber surrogate for water-proofing cloth.
Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson

algin, a viscous, gummy substance obtained from certain seaweeds, more especially those of the genus Laminaria.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various

noun
alginic acid or one of its esters or salts, esp the gelatinous solution obtained as a by-product in the extraction of iodine from seaweed, used in mucilages and for thickening jellies
algin
(āl’jĭn)
A mucilaginous polysaccharide occurring in the cell walls of brown algae. Its derivatives are widely used as thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agents in industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products, such as ice cream.

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    a salt of alginic acid. noun a salt or ester of alginic acid



  • Alginic acid

    an insoluble, colloidal acid, (C 6 H 8 O 6) n , found in the cell walls of various kelps, especially brown kelps, known chiefly in the form of its salts, and used as a thickening or stabilizing agent in foodstuffs, especially ice cream, and for sizing paper. noun a white or yellowish powdery polysaccharide […]

  • Algins

    any hydrophilic, colloidal substance found in or obtained from various kelps, as or one of its soluble salts. noun alginic acid or one of its esters or salts, esp the gelatinous solution obtained as a by-product in the extraction of iodine from seaweed, used in mucilages and for thickening jellies algin (āl’jĭn) A mucilaginous polysaccharide […]



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