algid stage al·gid stage (āl’jĭd)
The stage of collapse in cholera.
a seaport in and the capital of Algeria, in the N part. one of the former Barbary States in N Africa: now modern Algeria. a republic in NW Africa: formerly comprised 13 departments of France; gained independence 1962. 919,352 sq. mi. (2,381,122 sq. km). Capital: Algiers. Contemporary Examples “People are now planting bombs in the […]
a male given name, form of . Historical Examples Algie Thynne was criblé with debts, and probably keen on marrying for money. The Limit Ada Leverson Algie often used to shoot there, and now they say he just has his brother down to shoot with him. The Island Pharisees John Galsworthy Hush, you must be […]
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 […]
- Algin fiber
an alkali-soluble fiber produced by injecting a fine stream of alkaline algin into an aqueous solution of a metallic salt, used chiefly in the manufacture of fine threads.