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  • noun A gum obtained from the ground endosperm of guar seeds, used as a thickening, stabilizing, or emulsifying agent in foods, pharmaceuticals, and industrial products.

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  • noun a heteropolysaccharide gum, extracted from the guar bean, that is used as a food additive

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  • noun a gum from seeds of the guar plant; used to thicken foods and as sizing for paper and cloth


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  • Made from the seeds of the guar plant; it acts as a stabilizer in food systems and is used as a food additive in processed cheese, ice cream, and dressings.

    January 24, 2008