sterculia gum

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