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xanthan

[ zan-thuhn ]
/ ˈzæn θən /
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noun Nutrition.
a water-soluble natural gum produced by the fermentation of sugar with certain microorganisms and used as a binder, extender, or stabilizer in foods and other products.
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Also called xanthan gum .

Origin of xanthan

1960–65; probably Xanth(omonas campestris) bacterium which produces the gum + -an, variant of -ane

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