Definition of alginate in US English:

alginate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt of alginic acid.

    • ‘He was treated with domperidone, a compound alginate preparation, and feed supplements that contained glucose polymers.’
    • ‘Similar compounds, with the same possible adverse effects, are ammonium alginate, sodium alginate, and propylene glycol alginate.’
    • ‘Because an alginate is highly absorbent, it should not be used with dry wounds or wounds with minimal drainage; it could dehydrate the wound, delaying healing.’
    • ‘This absorptive layer is made of material other than an alginate, foam, hydrocolloid, or hydrogel.’
    • ‘Treatment with moisture-retentive dressings consisted of either a hydrocolloid, an alginate, or sterile gauze.’

Pronunciation

alginate

/ˈaljəˌnāt//ˈældʒəˌneɪt/