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a·ca·ci·a

(ă-kā'shē-ă),
The dried gummy exudation from Acacia senegal and other species of Acacia (family Leguminosae), prepared as a mucilage and syrup; used as an emollient, demulcent excipient, and suspending agent in pharmaceuticals and foods; formerly used as a transfusion fluid.
Synonym(s): gum arabic
[G. akakia]

A·ca·ci·a

(ă-kā'shē-ă)
1. A tree or shrub with distribution in arid geographic regions.
2. Gum arabic, the dried gummy exudation from Acacia senegal and other species of Acacia (family Leguminosae), prepared as a mucilage and syrup; used as an emollient, demulcent, excipient, and suspending agent in pharmaceuticals and foods; formerly used as a transfusion fluid.
Synonym(s): gum arabic.
[G. akakia]

acacia

(ă-kā′shē-ă) [L. fr. Gr. akakia, Egyptian thorn]
Gum arabic. A dried gummy exudation from the tree Acacia senegal, it is used as a suspending agent in pharmaceutical products.

Acacia

a large genus of trees and shrubs of warm, dry regions, belonging to the legume family Mimosaceae, which provides valuable browse for grazing ruminants but also contains some poisonous plants.
Acacia spp. capable of causing cyanide poisoning: A. binerva (A. glaucescens), A. burrowii, A. caffra, A. cheelii (motherumbah), A. concurrens (A. cunninghamii), A. crassa (A. cunninghamii), A. cunninghamii (black wattle), A. erioloba (camel thorn), A. glaucescens (sally wattle), A. gregii (catclaw), A. lasiopetala (A. sieberana), A. leiocalyx (A. melanoxylon), A. longifolia, A. longispicata (A. cunninghamii), A. osswaldii, A. sieberana.

Acacia aneura
see lipofuscinosis. Called also mulga.
Acacia berlandieri
contains tyramine which causes ataxia in sheep and goats. Called also guajillo.
Acacia cana
can accumulate selenium if the soil selenium content is unusually large.
Acacia catechu
cyanogenic plant. See catechu.
Acacia erioloba
host plant of Gonometa spp. (molopo moth); the moth larva produces indigestible silk in its cocoon; causes rumen impaction; a South African phenomenon.
Acacia georginae
has a high concentration of fluoroacetate and can cause sudden death. Called also Georgina gidgee or Georgina gidyea.
Acacia melanoxylon
contains toxic tannins; rarely causes ataxia, recumbency, alimentary tract irritation.
Acacia mellifera
host plant for Gonometa spp. (molopo moth), the larva of which produces indigestible silk in its cocoon; causes ruminal impaction.
Acacia nilotica subsp. kraussiana
pods contain toxins which cause hemolysis, methemoglobinemia and diarrhea.
Acacia salicina
contains toxic tannins; rarely causes incoordination, recumbency.

acacia

the dried exudate from Acacia senegal and other Acacia species of African origin, used as an emulsifier, stabilizer and suspending agent. Called also gum arabic.
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He added that earlier, 4,500 acacia trees were planted in October 2017 under a pilot project and after its success 14,000 more American and 6,000 local trees were being planted in Noorsar Balouchan Farm, Moj Garh Farm, Janu Farm, Jaam Garh Farm and Mittanwali Farm.
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