karaya gum

karaya gum
/keuh ruy"euh/
the dried exudate of an Asian tree, Sterculia urens, used for finishing textiles and as a thickening agent in cosmetics and foodstuffs. Also called sterculia gum.
[1890-95; < Hindi karal, karayal resin]

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  • karaya gum — n any of several laxative vegetable gums that are similar to tragacanth and are often used as substitutes for it, that are obtained from tropical Asian trees (genera Sterculia of the family Sterculiaceae and Cochlospermum of the family Bixaceae) …   Medical dictionary

  • karaya gum — noun exudate of an Asian tree; used for finishing textiles and to thicken foodstuffs and cosmetics • Syn: ↑sterculia gum • Hypernyms: ↑gum * * * noun also karaya kəˈrīə ( s …   Useful english dictionary

  • karaya gum — noun a gum extracted from the trees of the Sterculia genus, used as a food additive and denture adhesive Syn: E416, thickener, stabiliser, emulsifier …   Wiktionary

  • karaya gum — ka•ra′ya gum [[t]kəˈraɪ ə[/t]] n. pln the dried exudate of an Asian tree, Sterculia urens, used for finishing textiles and as a thickening agent in cosmetics and foodstuffs • Etymology: 1890–95; < Hindi karāl, karāyal resin …   From formal English to slang

  • karaya gum — noun Etymology: Hindi karāyal resin Date: 1916 any of several vegetable gums similar to tragacanth and often used as substitutes for it that are obtained from tropical Asian trees (genera Sterculia of the family Sterculiaceae and Cochlospermum of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gum karaya — n KARAYA GUM …   Medical dictionary

  • Karaya — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Karaya Andere Namen Indischer Traganth, Ka …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • karaya — ka·ra·ya kə rī ə n KARAYA GUM * * * ka·ra·ya (kahґrah yə) see under gum …   Medical dictionary

  • Gum karaya — is an extract of sterculia trees. It is used as a thickener, emulsifier and laxative in foods, and as a denture adhesive. It is also used to adulterate Gum Tragacanth due to their similar physical characteristics. As a food additive it has E… …   Wikipedia

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