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agar

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

n. an extract of certain seaweeds that forms a gel suitable for the solidification of liquid bacteriological culture media. Blood agar is nutrient agar containing 5–10% horse...

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Agar

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 112 words.

Variants: Agard, Agars, Eager, Haggard, Haggar, Hagar, Hagger, Hager

Current frequencies: GB

Agars

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

Henry, Richard, and William Agar are members of the powerful Angrian Warner family, including Howards and Agars, whose head is Warner Howard Warner. They feature chiefly in ‘A Day Abroad’...

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agar

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 46 words.

A complex polysaccharide obtained from certain types of seaweed. When heated with water and subsequently cooled to about 45°C, agar

agar

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

n. an extract of certain seaweeds that forms a gel suitable for the solidification of liquid bacteriological culture media. Blood agar is nutrient agar containing 5–10% horse...

See overview in Oxford Index

agar

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 46 words.

A complex polysaccharide obtained from certain types of seaweed. When heated with water and subsequently cooled to about 45°C, agar readily forms a gel (jelly); an agar gel supplemented...

agar

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 46 words.

A complex polysaccharide obtained from certain types of seaweed. When heated with water and subsequently cooled to about 45°C, agar readily forms a gel (jelly); an agar gel supplemented...

agar

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 49 words.

A complex *polysaccharide obtained from certain types of *seaweed. When heated with water and subsequently cooled to about 45°C, agar readily forms a gel (jelly); an agar gel supplemented...

agar-agar

Edited by John Ayto.

in An A-Z of Food and Drink

January 2002; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 54 words.

Agar-agar (or agar, as it is also simply called) is a gelatinous substance made from certain types of seaweed.

agar-agar

John Ayto.

in The Diner’s Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 54 words.

Agar-agar (or agar, as it is also simply called) is a gelatinous substance made from certain types of seaweed.

Agars, the

Christine Alexander.

in The Oxford Companion to the Brontës

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 45 words.

Henry, Richard, and William Agar are members of the powerful Angrian *Warner family, including Howards and Agars, whose head is Warner Howard Warner. They feature chiefly in ‘A Day Abroad’,...

agar n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 29 words.

an extract of certain seaweeds that forms a gel suitable for the solidification of liquid bacteriological culture media. Agar may

agar n.

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 29 words.

an extract of certain seaweeds that forms a gel suitable for the solidification of liquid bacteriological culture media. Agar may

Agar Town

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 149 words.

The name of a canalside locality formerly situated east of Camden Town, remembered now only in Agar Grove. From

agar n.

Edited by Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 43 words.

an extract of certain seaweeds that forms a gel suitable for the solidification of liquid bacteriological *culture media. Blood agar...

agar n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 31 words.

an extract of certain seaweeds that forms a gel suitable for the solidification of liquid bacteriological culture media. Agar may also be used as a laxative....

Eileen Agar

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(1904–91).

English artist born in Argentina. Agar studied at the Slade School of Art, London, 1925–6 and in Paris where she met the poet Paul Éluard in 1929 and was ...

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Agar, Gaston

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 20th-Century Art. 33 words.

French, 20th century, male.

Born in Douai.

Painter. Landscapes.

Gaston Agar exhibited two landscapes of the Montmartre district of Paris at the Salon des...

Agar, Eileen

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage; 20th-Century Art. 1412 words.

British, 20th century, female.

Born 1 December 1904, in Buenos Aires, to a Scottish father and an American mother; died 17 November 1991, in London.

Painter, collage...

Agar, Eileen

Whitney Chadwick.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 20th-Century Art. 225 words.

(b Buenos Aires, Dec 1, 1899; d London, Nov 17, 1991).

English painter of Argentine birth. She arrived in England in 1906; in 1924 she studied with Leon Underwood (1890–1975),...

Agar Grove & Place

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of London Place-Names

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 77 words.

Camden. Recall the former district of Agar Town, a squalid shanty town developed in the 1830s by William Agar