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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]


Herbal medicine
Chondrus crispus (Irish moss), a folk remedy for intestinal disease.


(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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In addition, the Irish moss Chondrus crispus promotes the regeneration of damaged skin, improves cell growth, counteracts the destructive forces of oxidation, and is an excellent source of skin-supporting vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.
Amino acids, peptides, and proteins of Irish Moss, Chondrus crispus.
Another natural compound found to stimulate the activity of keratinocytes (that improve cell growth) and to counteract the destructive forces of oxidation is Chondrus crispus, a seaweed that grows in the Atlantic Ocean.
Proposed Revision of Food Additive Regulations and Deletion of Chondrus Extract (Carrageenin) from Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) List.
in Oshoro Bay (43[degrees]12'N, 140[degrees]51'E) (Agatsuma & Nakata 2004) and in algal turf dominated by Chondrus spp.
140[degrees]51'E) Northern Oga (39[degrees]58-59'N, Akita Fucales (2) 139[degrees]43-47'E) Takinoma (40[degrees]23'N, Chondrus ocellatus 140[degrees]00'E) Chigokizaki (40[degrees]25'N, Laurencia spp.
In the present study, gut content analysis showed that the foliose algae Chondrus spp.
The seasonal growth and gonad enhancement on algal turf are likely to be caused by Chondrus spp.