Definition of "xanthan" [xanthan]

  • A complex polysaccharide exuded by colonies of the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris: used as a food additive in salad dressings, dairy products, etc (noun)
  • A polysaccharide, consisting of galactose and mannose residues, produced by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris (noun)

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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."