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nutrient agar

Definition:

any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

nutrient agars

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

agar

Etymology:

Malay agar or agar-agar, both meaning jelly.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Nutrient agar

a microbiological growth medium commonly used for the routine cultivation of non-fastidious bacteria. It's useful because it remains solid even at relatively high temperatures. Also, bacteria grown in nutrient agar grows on the surface, and is clearly ... (37 of 705 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Nutrient agar

Britannica Encyclopedia:

agar [seaweed product] | Agar-agar [synonym]

gelatin-like product made primarily from the algae Gelidium and Gracilaria. Best known as a solidifying component of bacteriological culture media, ... (20 of 162 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/8750​/agar

New World Dictionary:

agar | agar-agar [sense-specific]

a gelatinous product made from seaweed and used as a base for bacterial ... | a base containing agar (18 of 36 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/agar

Collins Dictionary:

agar | agar-agar [synonym]

a complex gelatinous carbohydrate obtained from seaweeds, especially those of the genus "Gelidium", used as a culture medium for bacteria, a laxative, ... (22 of 321 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/agar

Columbia Encyclopedia:

agar | Jaffna moss

product obtained from several species of red algae, or seaweed, chiefly from the Ceylon, or Jaffna, moss ("Gracilaria lichenoides") and species of ... (22 of 106 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0802703​.html

Random House Dictionary:

agar | Agar | Japanese isinglass [sense-specific] | agar-agar [sense-specific] | Chinese gelatin [synonym, sense-specific] | Chinese isinglass [synonym, sense-specific] | Japanese gelatin [synonym, sense-specific]

a gelatinlike product of certain seaweeds, used for solidifying certain ... | [biology] a culture medium having an agar base. | "Agar" : [Douay Bible] ... (23 of 65 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/agar

Macmillan British Dictionary:

agar [uncountable]

[chemistry] a substance that is obtained from seaweed, used for making liquids thicker or for making them solid. It's a type of carbohydrate. | ... (23 of 60 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/agar

Merriam-Webster:

agar

a gelatinous colloidal extractive of a red alga (as of the genera Gelidium, ... | a culture medium containing agar (19 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/agar

Oxford Dictionary:

agar | agar-agar

a gelatinous substance obtained from certain red seaweeds and used in biological culture media and as a thickener in foods (20 of 48 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/agar

American Heritage Dictionary:

agar | agar-agar [sense-specific]

A gelatinous material derived from certain marine algae. It's used as a ... | A culture medium containing this material. (19 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/agar

Wiktionary:

agar | agar-agars [plural] | agal-agal [synonym, sense-specific] | agar-agar [synonym, sense-specific] | E406 when used as a stabiliser and gelling agent [synonym, sense-specific]

A gelatinous material obtained from the marine algae, used as a bacterial culture medium, in electrophoresis and as a food additive. | [chemistry] An agarose, the principle constituent of the commercial gel. (31 of 32 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/agar

Cambridge Dictionary:

agar [specialized]

a thick clear substance which comes from seaweed, used for growing microorganisms in laboratories, and also for thickening foods (19 of 26 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/agar

Encarta Dictionary:

agar | agar-agar

a powdered seaweed extract. Use: gelling agent, thickener. | a culture medium based on a seaweed extract. Use: growing microorganisms in laboratories. (21 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584113​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

agar

Origin: Malay agar or agar-agar, both meaning jelly.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/agar

Merriam-Webster:

agar

First use: about 1813

Origin: Malay agar-agar

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/agar

agar-agar

First use: 1820

Origin: Malay

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/agar-agar

Oxford Dictionary:

agar | agar-agar

First use: early 19th century

Origin: Malay

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/agar

American Heritage Dictionary:

agar

Origin: Short for Malay agar-agar.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/agar

Collins Dictionary:

New World Dictionary:

Encarta Dictionary:

agar

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Malay agar-agar "jelly"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584113​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

agar

Audio: British English pronunciation of "agar"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/agar

Macmillan British Dictionary:

agar [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "agar"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/agar

Macmillan American Dictionary:

agar [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "agar"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/agar

Cambridge Dictionary:

agar [specialized]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "agar"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "agar"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/agar

the Free Dictionary:

agar

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "agar"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "agar"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "agar" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/agar

Google Dictionary:

agar

Audio: English pronunciation of "agar"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

agar

Audio: North American pronunciation of "agar"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=agar​0001 word=agar

YourDictionary Audio:

agar

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "agar" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/agar

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