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carrageenan

Pronunciation: kar′ă-gē′nan, -nin

Definition: A polysaccharide vegetable gum obtained from Irish moss; a galactosan sulfate resembling agar in molecular structure.

Synonym(s): carrageen2, carragheen

[Carragheen, Irish village]

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