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ælˈdʒɪn ɪkal·ginic acid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. algin, alginic acidnoun

    a gum used especially as a thickener or emulsifier

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  1. alginic acidnoun

    A gum (a carboxylated polysaccharide), extracted from certain seaweeds, used as a food additive

  2. Etymology: alginic + acid

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  1. Alginic acid

    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.

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  1. alginic acid

    Alginic acid, also known as algin or alginate, is an anionic polysaccharide distributed widely in the cell walls of brown algae where it, through binding with water, forms a viscous gum. It is used in various experimental and practical applications including impression making in dentistry, wound dressings, drug delivery systems, and as a food thickening agent due to its excellent biocompatibility, biodegradability and non-toxicity.

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  1. Alginic acid

    Alginic acid, also called algin or alginate, is an anionic polysaccharide distributed widely in the cell walls of brown algae, where through binding with water it forms a viscous gum. In extracted form it absorbs water quickly; it is capable of absorbing 200-300 times its own weight in water. Its colour ranges from white to yellowish-brown. It is sold in filamentous, granular or powdered forms.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alginic acid in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alginic acid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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