Definition of Algin

1. Noun. A gum used especially as a thickener or emulsifier.

Exact synonyms: Alginic Acid
Generic synonyms: Gum



Definition of Algin

1. n. A nitrogenous substance resembling gelatin, obtained from certain algæ.

Definition of Algin

1. Noun. Any of various gelatinous gums, derivatives of alginic acid, derived from algae. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Algin

1. a viscous substance obtained from certain algae [n -S]

Medical Definition of Algin

1. This gelatinous material, a polysaccharide extract from brown algae, is widely used in foods, medicines, and industrial and household products. The main algae that produce it are Laminaria species and Macrocystispyrifera (a chemically different version of algin is produced by the bacterium Azobacter vinelandii.) (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Algin

algestone
algestone acetophenide
algetic
algicidal
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algicides
algid
algid malaria
algid pernicious fever
algid stage
algidities
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algin (current term)
alginate
alginates
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algiomotor
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algiovascular
alglucerase

Literary usage of Algin

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1. American Druggist (1884)
"The algin can be sent out in this state ; it is only necessary to dissolve it in ... It was found that algin had fourteen times the viscosity of starch, ..."

2. The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry by Society of Chemical Industry (1884)
"The properties of algin in the soluble form are those of a very viscous gum, ... algin is a valuable food material, and in its pure state has a -pleas? nt ..."

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