n. xanthan gum, water-soluble natural gum obtained from corn sugar and used as a stabilizer and thickening agent in food and cosmetics

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  • Xanthan — Xan|than 〈n.; s; unz.; Chem.〉 ein aus Glucose Einheiten aufgebautes Polysaccharid, das u. a. als Verdickungsmittel in Nahrungsmitteln u. Kosmetik verwendet wird * * * Xan|than [nlat. Xanthomonas campestris, ein phytopathogenes Bakterium… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • xanthan — noun see xanthan gum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • xanthan — /zan theuhn/, n. Nutrition. a water soluble natural gum produced by the fermentation of sugar with certain microorganisms and used as a binder, extender, or stabilizer in foods and other products. Also called xanthan gum. [1960 65; prob.… …   Universalium

  • xanthan — noun see xanthan gum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Xanthan gum — is a polysaccharide used as a food additive and rheology modifier Harv|Davidson ch. 24. It is produced by a process involving fermentation of glucose or sucrose by the Xanthomonas campestris bacterium. Chemical structureThe backbone of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Xanthan lyase — In enzymology, a xanthan lyase (EC number| is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction of cleaving the beta D mannosyl beta D 1,4 glucuronosyl bond on the polysaccharide xanthan. This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases,… …   Wikipedia

  • xanthan gum — noun Etymology: xanth (from New Latin Xanthomonas, genus name) + 3 an Date: 1964 a polysaccharide that is produced by fermentation of carbohydrates by a gram negative bacterium (Xanthomonas campestris) and is a thickening and suspending agent… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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