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Agar-agar

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Definition

noun

A gelatinous material derived from the cell walls of red algae, used primarily as a culture medium.


Supplement

Agar came from those in family Gelidiaceae and family Gracilariaceae. It is extracted through boiling and filtration. The agar is made up of agarose and agaropectin.


Word origin: From Malay agar-agar (jelly)

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