Xanthan-gum Definition

zănthən
noun
A polysaccharide of high molecular weight produced by bacterial fermentation of glucose and used as a stabilizer and thickener in foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and various industrial processes.
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Singular:
xanthan-gum
Plural:
xanthan-gums

Origin of Xanthan-gum

  • From New Latin Xanthomonas (campestris) name of the bacterium used to produce it Greek xanthos yellow (from its color) Greek monas monad monad

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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