carrageenan

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car·ra·geen·an

also car·ra·geen·in  (kăr′ə-gē′nən)
n.
Any of a group of closely related colloids derived from Irish moss and several other red algae, widely used as a thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, or suspending agent in industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products.

carrageenan

(ˌkærəˈɡiːnən) ,

carragheenan

or

carageenan

n
(Biochemistry) a carbohydrate extracted from carrageen, used to make a beverage, medicine, and jelly, and as an emulsifying and gelling agent (E407) in various processed desserts and drinks

car•ra•gee•nan

or car•ra•gee•nin

(ˌkær əˈgi nən)

n.
a colloidal substance extracted from seaweed used chiefly as a stabilizing ingredient in foods and pharmaceuticals.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carrageenan - a colloidal extract from carrageen seaweed and other red algae
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
Translations
karragenaan