Agar ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Agar ( noun )

  1. A gelatinous substance derived from seaweed, used in culture media and as a thickener in foods.
  2. A culture medium made from agar and used to grow microorganisms.

Origin:

From malay agar-agar, from agar "jelly" + -an "-like".

Examples:

  1. Agar is a good substitute for gelatin in vegetarian cooking.
  2. Agar is used as a thickening agent in ice cream and other desserts.
  3. The agar plates were incubated for 24 hours.
  4. Agar is used in microbiology to grow bacteria and other microorganisms.
  5. Agar is used in molecular biology as a solid support for the growth of bacteria or other cells.

(As a verb)

Agar ( verb )

  1. A gelatinous substance derived from seaweed, used in culture media and as a thickener in foods.
  2. A culture medium made from agar and used to grow microorganisms.

Origin:

From malay agar-agar, from agar "jelly" + -an "-like".

Examples:

  1. Agar is a good substitute for gelatin in vegetarian cooking.
  2. Agar is used as a thickening agent in ice cream and other desserts.
  3. The agar plates were incubated for 24 hours.
  4. Agar is used in microbiology to grow bacteria and other microorganisms.
  5. Agar is used in molecular biology as a solid support for the growth of bacteria or other cells.
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