British gum
Dextrin Dex"trin, n. [Cf. F. dextrine, G. dextrin. See {Dexter}.] (Chem.) A translucent, gummy, amorphous substance, nearly tasteless and odorless, used as a substitute for gum, for sizing, etc., and obtained from starch by the action of heat, acids, or diastase. It is of somewhat variable composition, containing several carbohydrates which change easily to their respective varieties of sugar. It is so named from its rotating the plane of polarization to the right; -- called also {British gum}, {Alsace gum}, {gommelin}, {leiocome}, etc. See {Achro["o]dextrin}, and {Erythrodextrin}. [1913 Webster]

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  • British gum — Gum Gum, n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It. {gomma}.] 1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • British gum — British Brit ish (br[i^]t [i^]sh), a. [AS. Brittisc, Bryttisc.] Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants. [1913 Webster] {British gum}, a brownish substance, very soluble in cold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • British Gum —   [ brɪtɪʃ gʌm] der, , Dextrine …   Universal-Lexikon

  • british gum — noun Usage: usually capitalized B : dextrin; especially : dextrin produced by heating starch sometimes with small amounts of acid or alkali and used as size for paper and textiles and as an adhesive * * * Chem. dextrin. [1855 60] * * * British… …   Useful english dictionary

  • British gum — noun see dextrin * * * Chem. dextrin. [1855 60] * * * British gum noun Dextrin • • • Main Entry: ↑British …   Useful english dictionary

  • British gum — Chem. dextrin. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • British gum — dextrin, particularly that prepared by dry heating of starch in the absence of acid …   Medical dictionary

  • Gum — Gum, n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It. {gomma}.] 1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic; gum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gum acacia — Gum Gum, n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It. {gomma}.] 1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gum Acaroidea — Gum Gum, n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It. {gomma}.] 1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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