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Meaning of xanthan

xan•than

Pronunciation: (zan'thun), [key]
— n. Nutrition.
  1. 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
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