from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun common shortened form of agar-agar{2}.
  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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

[Short for Malay agar-agar.]

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From Malay agar or agar-agar, both meaning jelly.


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