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acacia

Pronunciation: ă-kā′shē-ă

Definition: The dried gummy exudation from Acacia senegal and other species of Acacia (family Leguminosae), prepared as a mucilage and syrup; used as an emollient, demulcent excipient, and suspending agent in pharmaceuticals and foods; formerly used as a transfusion fluid.

Synonym(s): gum arabic

[G. akakia]

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