xanthan gum

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xanthan gum

(zăn′thən)
n.
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.
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In tests, the researchers used xantham gum, with an intrinsic viscosity of 112.
The Food Additives Division will exhibit new non-dusting and tranparent grades of xantham gum.
When trees first began to bloom, he placed a bee hive in the cage, complete with a pollen insert that contained not pollen, but freeze-dried (yet still infectious) fire blight bacteria mixed with powdered milk and xantham gum.
The fabrics have also been treated with substances which imitate nectars such as sucrose, fructose and xantham gum.