Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.
  • n. A culture medium containing this material.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A gelatinous material obtained from the marine algae, used as a bacterial culture medium, in electrophoresis and as a food additive.
  • n. An agarose, the principle constituent of the commercial gel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. common shortened form of agar-agar{2}.
  • n. any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent; -- used especially with a modifying prefix, . The term is applied both to the dehydrated medium powder containing agar and to the gelatinous medium prepared from it.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as acker, eager.
  • n. The aloes-wood or calambac, Aquilaria Agallocha.
  • n. Same as agar-agar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent
  • n. a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods

Etymologies

Short for Malay agar-agar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Malay agar or agar-agar, both meaning jelly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ini tentunya didasari atas niat yang baik, bukan sama sekali untuk menggembosi TNI itu sendiri, melainkan sebaliknya, dengan sistem pengadaan & perawatan alutsista yang transparan & terukur, kita ingin agar TNI dapat menyerap anggarannya sebesar-besarnya untuk peningkatan kekuatan pertahanan.

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  • On the otherhand, a petri dish with agar is a privileged planet of sorts to bacteria.

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  • Kale, Chayote, and agar agar flakes; kale I know what to do with, agar agar is for the VwaV recipe for black bottom pie, but Chayote ... not so sure.

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  • In this experiment fully transformed cells evolved from the normal cells, which have limited life, generating first cells with unlimited life but unable to form colonies in agar, then cells with progressively increasing colony forming efficiency in agar, to finally reach 100% efficiency.

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  • "Plaque formation in agar by single antibody-producing cells"

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  • In CDC's national TB Reference Laboratory, drug susceptibility testing of mycobacteria in tuberculosis is performed using a method that's called the agar proportion method, a method which is ...

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  • Pedlers roam the streets selling drinking-water, with soup, fruit, and a jelly made from sugar and sea-weed, called agar-agar.

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  • Peddlers roam the streets selling water, soup, fruit, and a jelly, made from seaweed, called agar-agar.

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  • Jadi jika bukan hanya sekedar ijazah legal yang dapat ditawarkan, maka agar tetap survive institusi pendidikan tersebut harus bisa menjual mutu.

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  • Jika lingkungan kerja sudah mendukung, maka agar dapat menjadi dosen yang baik adalah menetapkan visi dan misi yang sesuai untuk menumbuhkan motivasi.

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