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sodium alginate[′sōd·ē·əm ′al·jə‚nāt]
C6H7O6Na Colorless or light yellow filaments, granules, or powder which forms a viscous colloid in water; used in food thickeners and stabilizers, in medicine and textile printing, and for paper coating and water-base paint. Also known as algin; alginic acid sodium salt; sodium polymannuronate.
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