Definitions for karaya gumkəˈraɪ ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ka•ra′ya gum`kəˈraɪ ə(n.)
the dried exudate of an Asian tree, Sterculia urens, used for finishing textiles and as a thickening agent in cosmetics and foodstuffs.
Origin of karaya gum:
1890–95; < Hindi karāl, karāyal resin
sterculia gum, karaya gum(noun)
exudate of an Asian tree; used for finishing textiles and to thicken foodstuffs and cosmetics
a gum extracted from the trees of the Sterculia genus, used as a food additive and denture adhesive
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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.