carbohydrate gum

carbohydrate gum

[‚kär·bō′hī‚drāt ′gəm]
(organic chemistry)
A polysaccharide which produces a gel of a viscous solution when it is dispersed in water at low concentrations; examples are agar, guar gum, xanthan gum, gum arabic, and sodium carboxymethyl cellulose.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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