Definition of Degumming

1. Noun. The removal of gum from a material, especially the removal of sericin from silk or phospholipids etc. from vegetable oils ¹



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Definition of Degumming

1. degum [v] - See also: degum

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Literary usage of Degumming

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1. Bleaching and Related Processes as Applied to Textile Fibers and Other Materials by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1921)
"Boiling-off or degumming of Silk. 1. Introduction. ... By a complete degumming of the raw silk the loss in weight will be about 25 to 30 percent. ..."

2. Textiles: A Handbook for the Student and the Consumer by Mary Schenck Woolman, Ellen Beers Mcgowan (1920)
"The degumming, a chemical process, is repeated, as a portion of the gum only is taken out by ... After the final degumming the fiber is soft, white, silky, ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Dyeing and Calico-printing; Including the Latest by Edward Andrew Parnell, Robert Macfarlane (1860)
"Let us now examine the processes of degumming most frequently employed. ... The temperature at which the degumming should be performed is not very important ..."

4. The Application of Biotechnology to Industrial Sustainability by OECD Staff, Oecd, European Commission (2001)
"Case Study 10 Introduction A VEGETABLE OIL degumming ENZYME (CEREOL, GERMANY) The ... The content of phosphatides is reduced in a degumming step. ..."

5. The London Journal of Arts, Sciences, and Manufactures, and Repertory of by William Newton (1846)
"Tie same observations apply to degumming with bran and with the dung^ing salt ... degumming, l>y tne U8e of chalk or pipe-clay only, is chiefly employed ..."

6. Textiles and Sewing: A Supplement to Morris's Household Science and Arts by Manette A. Myers, Josephine Morris (1913)
"The degumming, a chemical process, is repeated, as a portion of the gum only is taken out by ... After the final degumming the fiber is soft, white, silky, ..."

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