Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to alginic acid: alginic acid sodium salt
An insoluble colloidal acid in the form of a carboxylated polysaccharide that is abundant in the cell walls of brown algae.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Elements & Compounds) a white or yellowish powdery polysaccharide having marked hydrophilic properties. Extracted from kelp, it is used mainly in the food and textile industries and in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Formula: (C6H8O6)n; molecular wt: 32 000–250 000
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
al•gin′ic ac′id(ælˈdʒɪn ɪk)
an insoluble colloidal acid, (C6H8O6)n, found in the cell walls of various kelps: used as a thickener or stabilizer, esp. in ice cream, and for sizing paper.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||alginic acid - a gum used especially as a thickener or emulsifier|
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.