Definitions for karaya gumkəˈraɪ ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ka•ra′ya gum`kəˈraɪ ə(n.)

  1. the dried exudate of an Asian tree, Sterculia urens, used for finishing textiles and as a thickening agent in cosmetics and foodstuffs.

    Category: Plants

Origin of karaya gum:

1890–95; < Hindi karāl, karāyal resin

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sterculia gum, karaya gum(noun)

    exudate of an Asian tree; used for finishing textiles and to thicken foodstuffs and cosmetics


  1. karaya gum(Noun)

    a gum extracted from the trees of the Sterculia genus, used as a food additive and denture adhesive

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Karaya Gum

    Polysaccharide gum from Sterculia urens (STERCULIA). It is used as a suspending or stabilizing agent in foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals; a bulk-forming laxative; a surgical lubricant and adhesive; and in the treatment of skin ulcers.

Anagrams of karaya gum

  1. gum karaya


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