sterculia gum

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Related to sterculia gum: Gum karaya


1. a mucilaginous excretion of various plants.
karaya gum (sterculia gum) see karaya gum.

ster·cu·li·a gum

the dried gummy exudation from Sterculia urens, S. villosa, S. tragacantha, or other species of Sterculia, or from Cochlospermum gossypium or other species of Cochlospermum (family Bixaceae); used as a hydrophilic laxative and in the manufacture of lotions and pastes.
Synonym(s): karaya gum
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