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also car·ra·gheen  (kăr′ə-gēn′)
[After Carragheen, a village of southeast Ireland.]
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(ˈkærəˌɡiːn) ,




(Plants) an edible red seaweed, Chondrus crispus, of North America and N Europe. Also called: Irish moss
[C19: from Carragheen, near Waterford, Ireland, where it is plentiful]
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I′rish moss′

a purplish brown edible seaweed, Chondrus crispus, of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America: the main source of carrageenan.
Also called carrageen , carragheen.
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Noun1.carrageen - dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North Americacarrageen - dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America
red algae - marine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment; source of agar and carrageenan
Chondrus, genus Chondrus - a genus of protoctist
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The hair brand also stays true to its roots (no pun intended) and contains unique Irish ingredients like Carrageen Moss, kelp, white nettle and Irish Whiskey.
Indeed, the carrageen induce edema has been commonly used as an experimental animal model for acute inflammation which is believed to be biphasic.
The swelling volume of the paw was measured before (time 0) and at 1, 2, 3, and 4 hours after the carrageen injection.
Silvestre et al., "Ebselen Attenuates Lung Injury in Experimental Model of Carrageen an Induced Pleurisy in Rats," Inflammation, vol.
Several supports for cell immobilization, such as alginate, carrageen, rice husk, sugarcane or sorghum bagasse, wheat; corn cobs and loofa sponge, have been evaluated and showed interesting results (Kandylis, Drouza, Bekatorou, & Koutinas, 2010; Behera et al., 2010; Yao, Wu, Zhu, Sun, Zhang, & Miller, 2011; Yu et al., 2010).
Anti-inflammatory and protective properties of Aloe vera leaf crude gel in carrageen an induced acute inflammatory rat models.
On the basis of these observations, investigators have pondered whether the inflammatory effect of carrageen is plenty to trigger severe inflammatory reactions in vivo [4].
The word "carrageenan" is derived from Irish name "carrageen" meaning "little rock" [15].
It may be better, some brewers say, to use either silica or carrageen (Irish moss) while Nottingham University's brewing science department is analysing whether hops themselves could be used as a fining agent.
The carrageen an induced inflammatory response (illustrated by increase in paw volume) lasted three hours.
Behavioral measurements were performed 2 h after carrageen injection.
The FDA has determined that the levels of ECH residues in carrageen do not represent a safety concern.