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Medical Term:

alginate

Pronunciation: al′ji-nāt

Definition: An irreversible hydrocolloid consisting of salts of alginic acid, a colloidal acid polysaccharide obtained from seaweed and composed of mannuronic acid residues; used in dental impression materials.

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