xanthan gum

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xan·than gum

A polysaccharide of high molecular weight produced by bacterial fermentation of glucose and used as a stabilizer and thickener in foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and various industrial processes.

[From New Latin Xanthomonas (campestris), name of the bacterium used to produce it : Greek xanthos, yellow (from its color) + Greek monas, monad; see monad.]

xanthan gum

(ˈzænˌθæn) or


(Biochemistry) a complex polysaccharide exuded by colonies of the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris: used as a food additive in salad dressings, dairy products, etc
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LETTUCE PUREE 3 heads of baby gem lettuce washed Xanthum gum Put a pot of salted water on the stove to boil and balance the lettuce.
A powder mixture constituted AHCl, C-DHCl, kyron T-134 (polacrillin potassium), Eudragit EPO, mannitol, sorbitol, MCC, kyron T-314, sucralose, chocolate flavor, and xanthum gum (Table 1).
Three types of drilling mud: water-based Carboxymethyl cellulose (high viscosity CMC) and Xanthum gum biopolymer (XC) Power--law-type fluids were prepared and tested.