xanthan gum

/ (ˈzænˌθæn) /

noun

a complex polysaccharide exuded by colonies of the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris: used as a food additive in salad dressings, dairy products, etc

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Medical definitions for xanthan gum

xanthan gum
[ zănthən ]

n.

A natural gum of high molecular weight produced by culture fermentation of glucose and used as a stabilizer in commercial food preparation.
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Scientific definitions for xanthan gum

xanthan gum
[ zănthən ]

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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