Definition of Carrageenan

1. Noun. A colloidal extract from carrageen seaweed and other red algae.

Exact synonyms: Carrageenin
Generic synonyms: Gum



Definition of Carrageenan

1. Noun. A food additive made from a purified extract of red seaweed, commonly used as a thickening agent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carrageenan

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Medical Definition of Carrageenan

1. Sulphated cell wall polysaccharide found in certain red algae. Contains repeating sulphated disaccharides of galactose and (sometimes) anhydrogalactose. It is used commercially as an emulsifier and thickener in foods and is also used to induce an inflammatory lesion when injected into experimental animals (probably activates complement). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carrageenan

carpospores
carposporic
carposporous
carprofen
carps
carpule
carpus
carpus curvus
carr
carrack
carracks
carract
carracts
carrageen
carrageen moss
carrageenan (current term)
carrageenans
carrageenin
carrageenins
carrageens
carragheen
carragheens
carrancha
carranchas
carrao
carraos
carraraite
carrat
carrats
carraway

Literary usage of Carrageenan

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1. Biotechnology of Algae: A Bibliography by Virginia Stone (1994)
"These protoplasts could serve as a useful tool in crop improvement of this important carrageenan-producing alga. Chemical and Physical Properties of Algal ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 300-499, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Agar carrageenan (degraded) carrageenan (native) Guar gun (ii) Saline laxative. Tartaric acid (iii) Stool softener. Poloxamer 188 (iv)(A) Stimulan t ..."

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