Definition of Karaya gum

1. Noun. Exudate of an Asian tree; used for finishing textiles and to thicken foodstuffs and cosmetics.

Exact synonyms: Sterculia Gum
Generic synonyms: Gum



Definition of Karaya gum

1. Noun. a gum extracted from the trees of the ''Sterculia'' genus, used as a food additive and denture adhesive ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Karaya gum

1. Polysaccharide gum from sterculia urens, an indian tree; it is used as suspending or stabilizing agent in foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals; also as bulk-forming laxative, surgical lubricant and adhesive and in the treatment of skin ulcers. Pharmacological action: cathartic, excipient, tissue adhesives. Chemical name: Karaya gum (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Karaya Gum

karas
karasugite
karat
karatas
karate
karate chop
karate chops
karateist
karateists
karateka
karatekas
karatelike
karates
karats
karaya gum (current term)
karbovanets
karearea
karela
karelas
karelianite
karibibite
karite
karites
kark
karked
karking
karks
karlite
karma

Literary usage of Karaya gum

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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 200-299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... karaya gum, kelp, methylcellulose, plantago seed (psyllium), polycarbophil, tragacanth, and xanthan gum. Esophageal obstruction and asphyxiation due to ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as of April 1, 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"(a) karaya gum (sterculia gum) is the dried gummy exudate from the trunk of trees of various species of the genus Sterculia. (b) The ingredient meets the ..."

3. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... Liliaceae Graminae Type of Drug/Product Sassafras extract Saw palmetto berries Sesame oil Sterculia gum (karaya gum) Strychnine Benzoin gum Benzoin gum ..."

4. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Sterculia gum (karaya gum). (b) Conditions of use. This substance is generally recognized as safe when used in accordance with good manufacturing or feeding ..."

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