(also agar-agar /ˈäɡär ˈäˌɡär, ˈāɡär ˈāˌɡär/)
A gelatinous substance obtained from various kinds of red seaweed and used in biological culture media and as a thickener in foods.
More example sentences
- The gelatinizing agent was a Japanese seaweed called agar-agar, commonly found in organic stores.
- To study these bacteria he grew them in glass Petri dishes on a substance called agar, in his laboratory.
- Precipitation of a peptide in the top agar with subsequent release of amino acids can also lead to confounding results.
early 19th century: from Malay.
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