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Definitions and Synonyms of agar | Another word for agar | What is agar?

Definition 1: a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for agar in the sense of this definition

(agar is a kind of ...) any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying

(... is made of the substance agar) any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent

Definition 2: any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for agar in the sense of this definition

(agar is a kind of ...) (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms

(... is a kind of agar ) a culture medium containing whole blood as the nutrient

(agar is made of the substance ...) a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods

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