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karaya gum

n :  any of several laxative vegetable gums that are similar to tragacanth and are often used as substitutes for it, that are obtained from tropical Asian trees (genera Sterculia of the family Sterculiaceae and Cochlospermum of the family Bixaceae), and that include esp. one derived from an Indian tree (S. urens) - called also gum karaya , karaya , sterculia gum  .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  kary·og·a·my 

 
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