Definition of Agar in English :

Define Agar in English

Agar meaning in English

Meaning of Agar in English

Pronunciation of Agar in English

Agar pronunciation in English

Pronounce Agar in English


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1. agar, nutrient agar

any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent

2. agar, agar-agar

a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of agar
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

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see synonyms of agar
a gelatinous product made from seaweed and used as a base for bacterial cultures, as a laxative, in jellied and preserved foods, in electrophoresis, etc.
a base containing agar

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see synonyms of agar
1. A gelatinous material derived from certain marine algae. It is used as a base for bacterial culture media and as a stabilizer and thickener in many food products.
2. A culture medium containing this material.

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