Definition of agarose in English:

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agarose

Pronunciation: /ˈaɡərəʊz/
/ˈaɡərəʊs/

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A substance which is the main constituent of agar and is used especially in gels for electrophoresis. It is a polysaccharide mainly containing galactose residues.
Example sentences
  • The vesicles filled with agarose gel and sucrose solution were diluted into an isoosmolar glucose solution.
  • Immobilization of large dextran molecules in agarose was achieved by electron beam irradiation.
  • The material of choice is agarose, a carbohydrate polymer purified from a salt water algae.

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