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Definition of "agarose" []

  • A polysaccharide obtained from agar that is the most widely used medium for gel electrophoresis procedures. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "agarose" in a sentence
  • "Researchers at the Rogosin Institute are taking tumor cells from mice, encapsulating them in beads made from a seaweed-derived sugar called agarose, and implanting them in the abdomen of cancer patients."
  • "Sage Science's latest product, the pippinprep, is an automated instrument that extracts and processes DNA and related genetic materials from so-called agarose gels used in medical research labs."
  • "Estroff and graduate student Hanying Li grew samples of calcite in a hydrogel called agarose -- a common dessert additive -- that mimics the way calcite grows in living things."