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potassium alginate[pə′tas·ē·əm ′al·jə‚nāt]
(C6H7O6K)n A hydrophilic colloid occurring as filaments, grains, granules, and powder; used in food processing as a thickener and stabilizer. Also known as potassium polymannuronate.
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