German: Carrageen
Japanese: カラギーナン

Botany. Water soluble cell wall polysaccharide found in certain red algae (Rhodophyceae). It is used as an emulsifier and thickener in food products, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. In experiments it is injected into animals to induce an inflammatory lesion, probably by activating complement.

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