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karaya gum[kə′rī·ə ‚gəm]
The exudation from the Indian tree (Sterculia urens); white to dark-colored tears; used in pharmaceuticals, textiles, and foods, and as tragacanth gum substitute. Also known as Indian tragacanth; kadaya gum.
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