follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

xanthan

[zan-thuh n] /ˈzæn θən/
noun, 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 xanthan gum.
Origin of xanthan
1960-1965
1960-65; probably Xanth(omonas campestris) bacterium which produces the gum + -an, variant of -ane
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for xanthan
Contemporary Examples

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for xanthan

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for xanthan

0
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for xanthan