xanthan gum
noun Etymology: xanth- (from New Latin Xanthomonas, genus name) + 3-an Date: 1964 a polysaccharide that is produced by fermentation of carbohydrates by a gram-negative bacterium (Xanthomonas campestris) and is a thickening and suspending agent used especially in pharmaceuticals and prepared foods — called also xanthan

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  • xanthan gum — n. xanthan, water soluble natural gum obtained from corn sugar and used as a stabilizer and thickening agent in food and cosmetics …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • xanthan gum — noun a natural gum, produced by the fermentation of sugars by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris; used as a food additive Syn: E415, thickener, stabiliser …   Wiktionary

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  • xanthan — [zan′thən] n. [< Xanth(omonas campestris), a species of bacteria used in the process + AN] a gum produced by bacterial fermentation, used as a thickener, as in commercial foods: also xanthan gum …   English World dictionary

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  • Xanthan — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Xanthan Andere Namen E 415 XANTHAN …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • xanthan — /zan theuhn/, n. 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. Also called xanthan gum. [1960 65; prob.… …   Universalium

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