Seaweed

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Description

A multicellular marine plant. Seaweeds, such as kelp or algae, are harvested to make agar, algin, carrageenan, funori, and agaroid. Dried seaweed contains about 30% alginic acid. It can be used to make alginic fibers and a weak adhesive called seaweed gel.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 19
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998