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.
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