Definition of "xanthan" [xanthan]
- (noun) A polysaccharide, consisting of galactose and mannose residues, produced by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris
- (noun) a complex polysaccharide exuded by colonies of the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris: used as a food additive in salad dressings, dairy products, etc
Use "xanthan" in a sentence
- "You'll be hard pressed to find a canned or jarred gooey food product that doesn't contain xanthan gum."
- "Because it involved a little chemical called xanthan gum."
- "Their research accomplishments include determining dietary requirements for and metabolism of various nutrients, development of food additives such as xanthan gum, breeding special plants such as "high-oil" corn, and more."