Meaning of carrageenan

car•ra•gee•nan

Pronunciation: (kar"u-gē'nun), [key]
— n.
  1. a colloidal substance extracted from seaweed, chiefly used as an emulsifying and stabilizing ingredient in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
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