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[Malay agaragar, seaweed (from which gelatin is made)]
1. A dried mucilaginous product obtained from certain species of algae, esp. of the genus Gelidium. Agar is unaffected by bacterial enzymes and therefore is widely used as a solidifying agent for bacterial culture media. It is used as a laxative because of its great increase in bulk on absorption of water. It is also used by vegetarians when recipes call for gelatin. 2. A culture medium containing agar. 3. A constituent of dental hydrocolloid impression materials.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Agar, Agar-agar." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751190/all/agar_agar.
Agar, agar-agar. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751190/all/agar_agar. Accessed October 20, 2019.
Agar, agar-agar. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751190/all/agar_agar
Agar, Agar-agar [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751190/all/agar_agar.
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