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ˈæl dʒɪnal·gin

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  1. algin, alginic acidnoun

    a gum used especially as a thickener or emulsifier


  1. alginnoun

    Any of various gelatinous gums, derivatives of alginic acid, derived from algae.


  1. algin

    Alginic acid, also called algin, is a naturally occurring, edible polysaccharide found in brown algae. It is hydrophilic and forms a viscous gum when hydrated. With metals such as sodium and calcium, its salts are known as alginates. Its colour ranges from white to yellowish-brown. It is sold in filamentous, granular, or powdered forms. It is a significant component of the biofilms produced by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a major pathogen found in the lungs of some people who have cystic fibrosis. The biofilm and P. aeruginosa have a high resistance to antibiotics, but susceptible to inhibition by macrophages.


  1. algin

    Algin is a natural polysaccharide derived from brown seaweed, primarily used as a gelling, thickening, or stabilizing agent in a wide range of food and beverages, industrial, pharmaceutical, and technical applications. It's also known as alginic acid or sodium alginate. Its properties include the ability to absorb and hold water efficiently and form gels, emulsions, and foams.

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  1. Langi

  2. align

  3. liang

  4. linga

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of algin in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of algin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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