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1. Synonym(s): cartilage
2. The plant Chondrus crispus, Fucus crispus, or Gigartina mamillosa (family Gigartinaceae); a demulcent in chronic and intestinal disorders. Synonym(s): carrageen (1) , carragheen, Irish moss, pearl moss
[G. chondros, gristle]
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Herbal medicine
Chondrus crispus (Irish moss), a folk remedy for intestinal disease.
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(kon'drus) [L. chondrus, fr Gr. chondros, grain, ganule, cartilage]
A genus of red algae that includes Chondrus crispus, the source of carrageenan. See: carrageen; carrageenan
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Genome structure and metabolic features in the red seaweed Chondrus crispus shed light on evolution of the Archaeplastida.
Silva et DeCew (Phyllophoraceae) and to compare them with the traditionally harvested carrageenophytes Chondrus crispus Stackhouse (Gigartina ceae) and Mastocarpus stellatus (Stackhouse) Guiry (Phyllophoraceae).
evanescens, and Ascophylum nodosum) in the mid and high zones, and a dense turf of red algae (Chondrus crispus) in the low zone.
Chondrus crispus provides a protective, water-binding barrier that promotes the regeneration of damaged skin and is an excellent source of skin-supporting vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.
From the lower intertidal zone to the subtidal gentle slope at depths of up to 0.3 m, Chondrus ocellatus and C.
* Chondrus crispus (red seaweed) extract, hyaluronic acid, and an antioxidant tea blend complement the effects of PhytoCellTec[TM] Malus Domestica to help promote radiant, youthful skin.
Apoplastic oxidation of L-asparagine is involved in the control of the green algal endophyte Acrochaete operculata Correa & Nielsen by the red seaweed Chondrus crispus Stackhouse.
An indication that MAMPs may also be perceived by red macroalgae comes from a study of Chondrus crispus and its endophytic algal pathogen Acrochaete operculata (Bouarab et al., 1999).
Pratt and Johnson (2002) found no significant relationships between any of these three variables and wave exposure for the related algae Mastocarpus stellatus and Chondrus crispus when they compared groups of algae between exposed and protected sites.
Nine ingredients have been added; they are: raspberry ketone glucoside; hesperidinase; harungana madagascariensis extract; undeceth-3; PEG-50 hydrogenated palmamide; PEG/PPG-150/30 copolymer; decyl isostearate; tris(PPG-3 benzyl ether) citrate; and chondrus crispus (carrageenan).
in With.) Guiry and Chondrus crispus Stackhouse are morphologically similar red macroalgae that occupy the lower rocky intertidal zone of exposed regions of the northern Atlantic coast.