gum tragacanth

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(ˈtræg əˌkænθ, ˈtrædʒ-)

a gum of various Asian shrubs belonging to the genus Astragalus, of the legume family, used as a filler, as in pills, and to stiffen calico.
[1565–75; < Latin tragacantha goat's thorn < Greek tragákantha=trág(os) goat + ákantha thorn]
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Texture of low-fat Iranian white cheese as influenced by gum tragacanth as a fat replacer.
To this end, they used zinc nitrate hexahydrate and gum tragacanth obtained from the Northern parts of Khorassan Razavi Province as the zinc-providing source and the agent to control the size of particles in aqueous solution, respectively.
Ardmore, Diamond Road, United kingdom), Glimepiride (Shifa Pharmacy, Susan road, Faisalabad), Gum tragacanth (Bara Dawakhana, Karkhana Bazar, Faisalabad, Pakistan).