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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]

gum Arabic,

n Latin name:
Acacia senegal; part used: gum; uses: lower cholesterol, kidney conditions, gum disease, oral health, sore throat, diarrhea; precautions: none known. Also called
Egyptian thorn or
senega.

gum

1. a mucilaginous excretion of various plants.
2. see gingiva.

gum arabic
see acacia.
gum tragacanth
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The greater exposure time of Arabic gum in the xenon test caused more cracks to be shorter and narrower, compared with the samples exposed to 100 h of xenon.
Therefore, the rate of stress applied to the clearcoat during drying of the Arabic gum decreases.
In order to compare the irreversible effects of this kind of degradation with those of other types, the surface morphology of the coatings exposed to Arabic gum and different xenon testing conditions (not exposed to Arabic gum) was studied using AFM microscope images as shown in Fig.
In addition, by comparing the surface morphology and roughness of the sample exposed to Arabic gum and 300 h of xenon testing to those of the one exposed very much longer (even for 1000 h of xenon), a greater surface roughness can be seen.
Effect of Arabic gum on clearcoat chemical structure
This can demonstrate a greater etching performed by Arabic gum on Cl-2.
The stress which Arabic gum can impose on clearcoats during its drying process can affect its mechanical properties.