[ zan-thuhn ]
/ ˈzæn θən /
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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What does “Promethean” mean?
Also called xanthan gum .
Origin of xanthan
1960–65; probably Xanth(omonas campestris) bacterium which produces the gum + -an, variant of -ane
Words nearby xanthan
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Example sentences from the Web for xanthan
Gluten-free noodles are often made with some sort of gelling agent like xanthan gum to bind the ingredients together.