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a·gar

 (ā′gär′, ä′gär′) also a·gar-a·gar (ā′gär-ā′gär′, ä′gär-ä′-)
n.
1. A gelatinous material derived from certain marine algae. It is used as a base for bacterial culture media and as a stabilizer and thickener in many food products.
2. A culture medium containing this material.

[Short for Malay agar-agar.]
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agar

(ˈeɪɡə)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a complex gelatinous carbohydrate obtained from seaweeds, esp those of the genus Gelidium, used as a culture medium for bacteria, a laxative, in food such as ice cream as a thickening agent (E406), etc. Also called: agar-agar
[C19: Malay]
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a•gar

(ˈɑ gɑr, ˈæg ər)

n.
1. Also, a′gar-a′gar.a gel prepared from the cell walls of various red algae, used in laboratories as a culture medium, in food processing as a thickener and stabilizer, and in industry as a filler, adhesive, etc.
2. a culture medium having an agar base.
[1885–90; < Malay agaragar]
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a·gar

(ā′gär′, ä′gär′)
A jelly-like material obtained from marine algae, especially seaweed. It is used as a medium for growing bacterial cultures in the laboratory and as a thickener and stabilizer in food products.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agar - any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agentagar - any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent
culture medium, medium - (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms
agar-agar, agar - a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods
blood agar - a culture medium containing whole blood as the nutrient
2.agar - a colloidal extract of algaeagar - a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
agar, nutrient agar - any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent
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Translations
agar

agar

[ˈeɪgəʳ] agar-agar [ˌeɪgərˈeɪgəʳ] nagar-agar m inv
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References in periodicals archive ?
Posteriormente, se sembraron 10 [micron]L del caldo selenito en agar Hecktoen y Mcconkey (Becton Dickinson, Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA) y los agares se incubaron a 37[grados]C de 18 a 24 horas, de acuerdo a lo descrito (14) (Figura 2C).
Por su parte Koch el otro padre de la microbiologia, realizo grandes aportes en la bacteriologia como el descubrimiento de los bacilos de la tuberculosis y el colera, ademas el uso de cultivos para los microrganismos; recibiendo colaboracion por parte de Walter Hesse y su esposa quienes propusieron el uso de la gelatina para los agares usados en los cultivos, de igual forma otros colaboradores de Koch, aportaron de manera significativa tecnicas e inventos como la caja de Petri que debe su nombre a Richard Petri [7, 8, 10, 11].
Se agrego a los tubos con las moscas enteras 5 mL de solucion salina fisiologica al 0,85% y se procedio a lavar las moscas con movimientos de agitacion durante cinco min, aproximadamente (el lavado fue lo suficientemente cuidadoso para evitar el fraccionamiento de las moscas) y se dejo reposar por diez min, luego, con asas bacteriologicas se tomaron inoculos del sobrenadante de cada tubo y se inocularon por estria placas con los agares Mac Conkey, eosina azul de metileno (EMB)-Levine, Salmonella-Shigella y TCBS.
Existen otros agares (agar tripticasa de soya y agar Mueller Hinton) con los que tambien se puede montar esta tecnica.