al•gin'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (al-jin'ik), [key] Chem.
an insoluble, colloidal acid, (C6H8O6)n, found in the cell walls of various kelps, esp. brown kelps, known chiefly in the form of its salts, and used as a thickening or stabilizing agent in foodstuffs, esp. ice cream, and for sizing paper.

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