Meaning of ALGINIC ACID in English


/al jin"ik/ , Chem.

an insoluble, colloidal acid, (C 6 H 8 O 6 ) n , found in the cell walls of various kelps, esp. brown kelps, known chiefly in the form of its salts, and used as a thickening or stabilizing agent in foodstuffs, esp. ice cream, and for sizing paper.

[ 1885-90; ALGIN + -IC ]

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