guar gum

guar gum
[NF] a gum obtained from the ground endosperms of the leguminous tree Cyamopsis tetragonolobus; used as a tablet binder and disintegrant in pharmaceutical preparations. It can also be used as a source of soluble dietary fiber.

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  • Guar gum — Guar gum, also called guaran, is a galactomannan. It is primarily the ground endosperm of guar beans. The guar seeds are dehusked, milled and screened to obtain the guar gum. [ [ additives/specs/monograph3/additive… …   Wikipedia

  • guar gum — noun a gum from seeds of the guar plant; used to thicken foods and as sizing for paper and cloth • Hypernyms: ↑gum * * * noun : a gum consisting of the ground endosperm of guar seeds that swells and disperses in water and is used chiefly as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • guar gum — noun Date: 1950 a gum obtained from the endosperm of guar seeds and used especially as a thickening agent and as a sizing material for paper and textiles …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • guar gum — noun a heteropolysaccharide gum, extracted from the guar bean, that is used as a food additive Syn: E412, thickener, stabiliser, guaran …   Wiktionary

  • guar gum — /ˈgua gʌm/ (say goohah gum) noun a natural thickening agent, produced from the ground beans of the guar plant …  

  • guar gum. — See under guar. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • guar gum. — See under guar. [1945 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Guar gum — Гуаровая камедь …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Gum — or GUM may refer to:Confectionary* Chewing gum * Functional chewing gum or Functional gum * Bubble gum * Wine gum * Gumdrop * Gum base * Gum industryNatural gums* Gum anima * Gum arabic * Cassia gum * Dammar gum * Gellan gum * Guar gum * Locust… …   Wikipedia

  • Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride — is a chemical found in many popular shampoos like Organics or Head Shoulders. It is a water soluble quaternary derivative of natural guar gum, and impartsconditioning properties to shampoos and after shampoo hair care products. The effects of the …   Wikipedia

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