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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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A blend of two ingredients, hydrolyzed polysaccharide and acacia gum, the active spreads out on the skin surface to form a continuous, elastic film.
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Ibrahim Al-Dekhari, said that a number of gum Arabic producers, experts and specialists have attended the meeting which decided separation in the standards between Hashab and acacia gum Arabic for the strategic benefit of Sudan.
They found that Escherichia coli and bacillus subtilis cells are well preserved using dry acacia gum or pullulan.
According to Oliveira and Jurkiewics (2009), the ingestion of acacia gum may contribute to cholesterol levels reduction and gastrointestinal infections and colon cancer prevention.
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Gum Arabic, also known as acacia gum, came to be known in ancient Egypt as early as 2000 BC as a non-timber forest product with usage in confectionery, pharmaceutical and beverage industries, mainly as additive.