[ al-jin ]
/ ˈæl dʒɪn /
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any hydrophilic, colloidal substance found in or obtained from various kelps, as alginic acid or one of its soluble salts.
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How to use algin in a sentence
The algin extracted from the Pacific kelp can be used as a rubber surrogate for water-proofing cloth.Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson
Algin, a viscous, gummy substance obtained from certain seaweeds, more especially those of the genus Laminaria.
British Dictionary definitions for algin
/ (ˈældʒɪn) /
alginic acid or one of its esters or salts, esp the gelatinous solution obtained as a by-product in the extraction of iodine from seaweed, used in mucilages and for thickening jellies
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Scientific definitions for algin
[ ăl′jĭn ]
A mucilaginous polysaccharide occurring in the cell walls of brown algae. Its derivatives are widely used as thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agents in industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products, such as ice cream.
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