hog gum


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hog gum

[′häg ‚gəm]
(materials)
A sticky gum, an exudate from various species of Sterculia trees, whose chief constituent is galactan; the gum is dried and marketed either as a powder or as white flakes; used in the food, cosmetic, and textile industry.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.