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car·ra·gee·nan

, carrageenin (kar'ă-gē'nan, -nin),
A polysaccharide vegetable gum obtained from Irish moss; a galactosan sulfate resembling agar in molecular structure.
Synonym(s): carrageen (2) , carragheen
[Carragheen, Irish village]
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carrageenan

, carrageenin (kar?a-gen'an) [ carrageen]
The colloid extract from carrageen, used as a demulcent and thickening agent in medicines and foods.
Synonym: Irish moss See: carrageen; Chondrus
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