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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]
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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]
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Uniao Ltda, Sao Paulo, Brazil) -- 7.0 Total of Agglutinant ingredients (%) 74 74 BUA: Arabic gum; BUC: Carrageenan; BUT: Tara; BUX: Xanthan; BUCT: Control (glucose syrup + sucrose).
Arabic gum (exuded by Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal) is not only one of the most important representatives of the plant gums' family in the field of artistic and historic works, it is also of broader economic relevance and therefore produced in rather large quantities [32, 33].
The Raman spectrum of Arabic gum shows a doublet at around 850 [cm.sup.-1] (882 [cm.sup.-1] and 841 [cm.sup.-1]), whereas tragacanth gum has a singlet (857 [cm.sup.-1]).
Considering an average production of cashew of 700 g gum.[plant.sup.-1].[year.sup.-1] in Brazil (Bandeira, 1991), and extrapolating this data to the area planted with cashew in Northeastern of Brazil, the amount produced would be higher than the Arabic gum importation in 2011 (1.360 tons), providing a reduction in the cost of importation of Arabic gum and even allowing Brazil to export this material, increasing its commercial income in the export sector.
However, when the hydrocolloid level was increased from 0.2 % to 0.6 %, both TSA3 (taro starch-0.6 % arabic gum) and TSC3 has been found to produce a firm gel similar to control.
Fish gelatin and Arabic gum were used as the wall in nanocapsules.
Add the Arabic gum and chopped pistachios and freeze for five to six hours before serving.
Add the ghee to the tagine and add the onions, the second bay leaf, piece of Arabic gum, garlic.
Therefore, the interaction of Arabic gum with the clearcoat surface can be expected to vary for these clearcoats.
Traditional production of arabic gum from acacia trees is an income-generating activity for most farmers in this area (Wickens et al., 1995).