gum arabic


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gum arabic

n.
A gum exuded by the African acacia trees Acacia senegal and A. seyal, used as a thickener, emulsifier, and stabilizer in food, pharmaceutical, and industrial products. Also called acacia, gum acacia.

[gum + Arabic.]

gum arabic

n
(Plants) a gum exuded by certain acacia trees, esp Acacia senegal: used in the manufacture of ink, food thickeners, pills, emulsifiers, etc. Also called: acacia or gum acacia

gum′ ar′abic


n.
a water-soluble, gummy exudate obtained from the acacia tree, esp. Acacia senegal, used as an emulsifier or an adhesive, in inks, and in pharmaceuticals. Also called acacia , gum′ aca′cia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gum arabic - gum from an acacia treegum arabic - gum from an acacia tree; used as a thickener (especially in candies and pharmaceuticals)
acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
Senegal gum - gum arabic from the vicinity of the Senegal river
Translations
gumiarabikum

gum arabic

nGummiarabikum nt

gum arabic

ngomma arabica
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The scientists used five polysaccharides--pectin, gum arabic, carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), carrageenan and alginate.
November 4, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Gum Arabic Council (GAC) Saturday said it would adopt new policies allowing direct exportation of the commodity to the United States.
Musa Karama, has demanded the state to exert more efforts to the scientific research that precede the manufacturing to explore future of gum Arabic industry.
com)-- The importance of gum arabic as thickening agent in production of chewing gums, as a binder for manufacturing watercolor paints, as an additive in ceramic glazes, and as an adhesive for rolling papers used in cigarettes makes it among the most useful natural emulsifier in the world.
Gum Arabic is used in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries as an emulsifier and stabilizer, and in some countries in the traditional treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease.
Summary: Ternary nanocomposite (Gum Arabic / PVA / Alginate) adsorbent was prepared by a cost effective method for dyes removal, because gum arabic and alginate are the cheapest materials.
However, fruit pulp powders produced through lyophilization are very hygroscopic and it is frequently necessary to use drying additives such as gum arabic in order to obtain products with better physical characteristics, such as low stickiness.
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Edible Glitter Nature Colors are made from gum arabic (the sap of the Acacia tree).
A common thickening agent and emulsifier, gum Arabic is in many products, such as cake frosting, candies and lozenges, paints and inks, postage stamp glue, and cosmetics.
It is heaped onto marble slabs by the Slab Boys (apprentice designers), water and gum arabic is added, and it is ground with large palette knives till deemed fit to be dished.