Xanthan-gum meaning

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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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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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A natural gum of high molecular weight produced by fermentation of glucose (usually in the form of corn syrup) with bacteria. Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer in commercial food preparation.
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A natural gum, produced by the fermentation of sugars by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris; used as a food additive.
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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