Meaning of karaya gum

ka•ra'ya gum"

Pronunciation: (ku-rī'u), [key]
  1. the dried exudate of an Asian tree, Sterculia urens, used for finishing textiles and as a thickening agent in cosmetics and foodstuffs. Also called
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