(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."