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Calcium alginate

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Definition

noun

A water-insoluble, mucilaginous (gel-like) substance that occurs naturally as calcium salts of alginic acid in the cell walls of brown algae (e.g. kelps)


Supplement

Calcium alginate is used in enzyme immobilization, artificial seed formation in plant tissue cultures, and wound dressings (as topical hemostatic agent).