Definition of xanthan gum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


xanthan gum

BrE BrE//ˈzænθæn ɡʌm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzænθən ɡʌm//
[uncountable] (specialist)
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a chemical substance that is put in food to make it thicker Word Origin1960s: from the modern Latin name of the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris + -an.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: xanthan gum