Definition of Ghatti gum
1. Noun. An Indian gum from the dhawa tree; used as a substitute for gum arabic.
Medical Definition of Ghatti gum
1. An exudation from Anogeisus latifolia (family Combrettaceae); the mucilage is used as a substitute for acacia mucilage. Synonym: ghatti gum. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Ghatti gum
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1. American Druggist (1890)
"ghatti gum was described, and Mr. Mander and Mr. Prebble were quoted for ... The author did not regard ghatti gum with so much favor as Mr. Mander, ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1890)
"Claude F. Henry has contributed a paper on ghatti gum. He describes the taste of the mucilage (1—3) as bland and mucilaginous and not at all unpleasant. ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1892)
"ghatti gum appears in somewhat dullish looking tears of a light brown color ... The mucilage given by any ghatti gum is decidedly mofe viscid than that from ..."
4. Text-book of Botany and Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students of by Henry Kraemer (1908)
"Combretaceae) (the latter being the source of the so-called ghatti gum), yield gums which, while resembling true acacia, do not res|K)iul to the tests given ..."
5. Materia Medica of Vegetable and Animal Origin: With Notes on the Properties by John H. Humphrey (1905)
"Indian Gum ; ghatti gum. AN exudation from the wood of Anogeissus ... The exudation, which forms the bulk of the " Ghs'ti " or " Ghatti " gum of the Bombay ..."
6. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1905)
"Like ordinary ghatti gum from A. latifolia, it gives a much more viscous solution than acacia; it is free from oxydases, and therefore in some cases ..."