• Agar (pronounced /ˈɑːɡər/, "AH-gər") or agar-agar (/ˈɑːɡərˈɑːɡər/, "AH-gər-AH-gər") is a jelly-like substance, obtained from algae and discovered in the late 1650s or early 1660s by Mino Tarōzaemon (美濃 太郎左衛門) in Japan, where it is called kanten.
  • Agar is derived from the polysaccharide agarose, which forms the supporting structure in the cell walls of certain species of algae, and which is released on boiling.
  • Throughout history into modern times, agar has been chiefly used as an ingredient in desserts throughout Asia and also as a solid substrate to contain culture media for microbiological work.
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    Definition of agar in English Dictionary

  • NounPLagars
    1. A gelatinous material obtained from the marine algae, used as a bacterial culture medium, in electrophoresis and as a food additive.
      1. A culture medium based on this material.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • A loopful from the highest dilution streaked on nutrient agar plates, that did not show any bacterial growth after overnight incubation, was taken as minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC).
          • Bacteria were plated on trypticase soy agar (TSA), incubated at 37 °C for 15 h and subsequently diluted using the McFarland optical density standard.
          • Due to difficulty culturing the WY-A2 strain in MMH broth, cysteine heart agar with 9% chocolatized sheep blood (CHAB) was used under identical incubation settings as the strains above.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns

          Other Vocabulary

          Look-Alike Words
          1. en afar
          2. fr afar
          3. en ajar
          4. en gar
          5. fr Aar
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          2. fr agaric
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          4. en agars
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          Meaning of agar for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "agar" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
          Definiteness: Level 8
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