\tɹˈad͡ʒɐkˌanθ], \tɹˈadʒɐkˌanθ], \t_ɹ_ˈa_dʒ_ɐ_k_ˌa_n_θ]\
Definitions of TRAGACANTH, TRAGACANTHA
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A gummy exudation from Astragalus gummifer and other species of the subgenus Tragacantha, shrubs of the eastern end of the Mediterranean It occurs as bands or strings of a tough gummy substance, forming a jelly-like mucilage with 50 parts of water. It is employed in pharmacy and occasionally as a demulcent.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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