Definition of Alginate

1. Noun. Any salt or ester of alginic acid. ¹



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Definition of Alginate

1. a chemical salt [n -S]

Medical Definition of Alginate

1. Salts of alginic acid, a hydrophilic colloidal carbohydrate which is extracted from the cell walls of marine kelp (algae). Calcium, sodium, and ammonium alginates have been used as foam, clot, or gauze for absorbable surgical dressings. Soluble alginates, such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium alginates, form a viscous gel. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alginate

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Literary usage of Alginate

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1. American Druggist (1884)
"Thus obtained, the sodium alginate presents the form of thin, almost colorless ... It consists of the cellulose of the plant mixed with sodium alginate. ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1893)
"Aluminium alginate, dissolved in ammoniacal water, serves to lender cloth waterproof. It is merely necessary to steep the cloth, and to aerate it so as to ..."

3. Catalogue of the Science Collections for Teaching and Research in the South by South Kensington Museum, Great Britain Dept. of Science and Art (1891)
"Iron alginate. Barium alginate (insoluble). Ammonium alginate (combined with shellac). Copper alginate (with ammonia). Ammonium alginate (soluble ammonia ..."

4. The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry by Society of Chemical Industry (1884)
"The soluble alginate of alumina will, I believe, prove a valuable dressing ... In the same manner phosphate and alginate of calcium can be made in various ..."

5. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1913)
"Sodium alginate gives no precipitate with the alkali hydroxides or with ammonia ... No precipitates are produced by salts of magnesium, the alginate of this ..."

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