Tragacanth

Tragacanth is a natural gum obtained from the dried sap of several species of Middle Eastern legumes of the genus Astragalus, including A. adscendens, A. gummifer, A. brachycalyx, and A. tragacanthus. Some of these species are known collectively under the common names `goat`s thorn` and `locoweed`. The gum is sometimes called shiraz gum, shir...
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Tragacanth

• (n.) A kind of gum procured from a spiny leguminous shrub (Astragalus gummifer) of Western Asia, and other species of Astragalus. It comes in hard whitish or yellowish flakes or filaments, and is nearly insoluble in water, but slowly swells into a mucilaginous mass, which is used as a substitute for gum arabic in medicine and the arts. Calle...
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tragacanth

<botany> A kind of gum procured from a spiny leguminous shrub (Astragalus gummifer) of Western Asia, and other species of Astragalus. ... It comes in hard whitish or yellowish flakes or filaments, and is nearly insoluble in water, but slowly swells into a mucilaginous mass, which is used as a substitute for gum arabic in medicine and the arts...
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tragacanth

(trag´ә-kanth) the dried gummy exudation from Astragalus gummifer or other species of Astragalus; used as a suspending agent for drugs.
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tragacanth

noun a gum used in pharmacy, adhesives, and textile printing
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Tragacanth

A binding agent made from Astragalus plants, used in watercolour paints and pastels.
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tragacanth

A gum , extracted from certain Astragalus plants, used as a binding agent in watercolor paints and pastels.
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tragacanth

tragacanth (trăg'ukănth) or gum tragacanth,gummy exudation from the leguminous shrub Astragalus gummifer and related pulse family plants of SE Europe and W Asia. It is obtained through incisions in the stem of the plant. The gum is produced chiefly in Iran. Tragacanth is almost insol...
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tragacanth

tragacanth A gum extract obtained in a dried form from various Asiatic or East European species of plants; any shrub or tree yielding this gum which is used in the arts and as an emulsifying agent and pill excipient in pharmacy.
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tragacanth

Type: Term Pronunciation: trag′ă-kanth, -kan′thă; -santh Definitions: 1. A gummy exudation from Astragalus species, including A. gummifer, shrubs of the eastern end of the Mediterranean; it occurs as bands or strings of a tough gummy substance, forming a jellylike mucilage with 50 parts of water; used as a demulcent and excipi...
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tragacanth

[n] - a gum used in pharmacy, adhesives, and textile printing
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