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agar definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent [syn: agar, nutrient agar]
2: a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods [syn: agar, agar- agar]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Malay agar-agar Date: 1889 1. a gelatinous colloidal extractive of a red alga (as of the genera Gelidium, Gracilaria, and Eucheuma) used especially in culture media or as a gelling and stabilizing agent in foods 2. a culture medium containing agar

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also agar-agar) a gelatinous substance obtained from any of various kinds of red seaweed and used in food, microbiological media, etc. Etymology: Malay

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Agar-agar A`gar-a"gar, n. A gelatinlike substance, or a solution of it, prepared from certain seaweeds containing gelose, and used in the artificial cultivation of bacteria; -- often called agar, by abbreviation.

Hitchcock Bible Dictionary

or Hagar, a stranger; one that fears

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

a'-gar (Agar). Found once in the Apocrypha in the Greek (Baruch 3:23) probably for the Old Testament Hagar, mother of Ishmael, whose children are mentioned with the merchants of Meran (Midian) and Teman. In 1Ch 5:10 the "Hagarites" the King James Version, are located East of Gilead, and In the days of Saul were at war with the tribe of Reuben. See also 1Ch 5:19,20 and 1Ch 27:31. In Ps 83:6 the name of the same people is Hagarenes.




 


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