Cyamopsis


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Noun1.Cyamopsis - small genus of annual usually hairy herbs of tropical Africa and Arabia
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
cluster bean, Cyamopsis psoraloides, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus, guar - drought-tolerant herb grown for forage and for its seed which yield a gum used as a thickening agent or sizing material
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So far, four types of fiber have shown cholesterol reduction: psyllium fiber (Plantago ovata/Plantago psyllium); pectin from citrus and other fruits; galactomannan or guar gum from the Cyamopsis tetragonolobus tree; and (1,3)(1,4)-beta-D-glucans from cereal grain cell walls.
Comparative morphogenesis of dimorphic leaves of Cyamopsis tetragonoloba.