from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A polysaccharide of high molecular weight produced by bacterial fermentation of glucose and used as a stabilizer and thickener in foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and various industrial processes.
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- noun a natural gum, produced by the
fermentationof sugarsby the bacteriumXanthomonas campestris; used as a food additive
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From New Latin Xanthomonas (campestris), name of the bacterium used to produce it : Greek xanthos, yellow (from its color) + Greek monas, monad; see monad.]
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