American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several derivatives, such as sodium alginate or alginic acid, of a gelatinous substance extracted from certain brown algae and widely used as a thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agent in industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products, such as ice cream.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mucilaginous substance obtained from certain algæ, Laminaria stenophylla and L. digitata. It slightly resembles gelatin, but differs from that in not coagulating to a jelly and in not being precipitated by tannin, from albumin in not coagulating by heat, and from gum arabic in being precipitated by mineral acids and several organic acids. Insoluble algin is a nitrogenous acid, alginic acid. This forms soluble salts with the alkaline metals; those of the heavy metals are for the most part insoluble in water. The solutions of algin are very viscid. It has 14 times the viscidity of starch and 37 times that of gum arabic. It may be used as a thickener and for flxing iron and aluminium mordants in calico-printing, as a waterproof dressing for cloth, and for emulsifying oils and clarifying wines and spirits. It may be obtained in thin transparent sheets, forming a substitute for parchment paper, gutta-percha, or gelatin; and it dries up to a horny substance which may be turned and polished like ivory or the ivory-nut.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A nitrogenous substance resembling gelatin, obtained from certain algæ.
- n. a gum used especially as a thickener or emulsifier
- From alga + -in. (Wiktionary)
- alg(a) + -in. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Brown Seaweeds produce a different kind of hydrocolloid, algin, which is a polymer of guluronic and mannuronic acids.”
“They store some of their energy in the sweet sugar alcohol mannitol, which can amount to a quarter of the dry weight of fall-harvested kelp, and their typical mucilaginous material is algin.”
“These special carbohydrates turn out to be useful for making jellies (agar) and for thickening various foods (algin, carrageenan).”
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“Here again, the reader is referred to the detailed account on algin in the publications by Levring et al., (1969) and Chapman and Chapman (1980).”
“The tropical seaweeds containing exploitable quantities of algin include species of Sargassum, Turbinaria,”
“Perhaps many of our dentists are also not aware of the fact that dental industries also make very extensive uses of algin, in various dental preparations.”
“Many medicinal substances are also delivered to the patients in the form of capsules which are coated with algin.”
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Naturally occurring gums and resins.
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