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tara gum (tä′rə)
A gum consisting of high-molecular-weight polysaccharides obtained from the endosperm of Caesalpinia spinosa, a leguminous shrub native to South America. It is used in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics and as a thickener and stabilizer in processed foods.
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