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

  • noun A salt of alginic acid, widely used as a thickening or gelling agent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In chem., a salt of alginic acid.

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  • noun Any salt or ester of alginic acid.

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Examples

  • Industrially available microbes cannot metabolize a sugar called alginate, which makes up half of the sugar content in seaweed.

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  • The secret ingredient: a strongly gelling dietary fiber called alginate.

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  • The secret: bacteria genetically engineered to break down a previously inaccessible sugar in seaweed, called alginate.

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  • A fibrous material in Sea Kelp called alginate was better at preventing fat absorption than most over-the-counter slimming treatments, laboratory tests showed.

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  • A fibrous material in Sea Kelp called alginate was better at preventing fat absorption than most over-the-counter slimming treatments, laboratory tests showed.

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  • In another technique, scientists at the University of Newcastle have been testing a seaweed extract called alginate that reduces fat absorption by cutting the level of glucose digested by the body before it gets broken down in the large intestine.

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  • In another technique, scientists at the University of Newcastle have been testing a seaweed extract called alginate that reduces fat absorption by cutting the level of glucose digested by the body before it gets broken down in the large intestine.

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  • In another technique, scientists at the University of Newcastle have been testing a seaweed extract called alginate that reduces fat absorption by cutting the level of glucose digested by the body before it gets broken down in the large intestine.

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  • Microencapsulation involves surrounding islet cells with formulations of a highly biocompatible, ultra-pure biopolymer, called alginate, or other similar biocompatible polymers.

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  • In another technique, scientists at the University of Newcastle have been testing a seaweed extract called alginate that reduces fat absorption by cutting the level of glucose digested by the body before it gets broken down in the large intestine.

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  • See also the hypothetical list "What's on your hands?".

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