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Definition of the adjective gum-like

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  1. resembling chewing gum

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Google previewThe New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences (1888)

(based on Mayne's Lexicon) by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick

Mucilaginous; gum-like. Gummilcno. (L. gummi, gum.) An artificial gum made by the action of diastase on starch. Gummio'deg. (, gum ; sI<5os, likeness.) Mucilaginous; gum-like. Gummosac charum. (L. gummi, gum ; taccharum, sugar.

Google previewWatts' Dictionary of Chemistry, Revised and Entirely Rewritten (1906)

by Henry Watts

Gum-like mass. W. e. sol. water, sl. sol. alcohol, insol. ether. Sweet taste. It is readily reduced to croconic acid. By dissolving in alkalis it is entirely altered. Treated with tri-amido-benzene it forms a violet colouring matter, turned brown by alkalis ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Chemistry, Practical and Theoretical. By J. C. Booth ... assisted by C. Morfit (1853)

It is a feeble acid, expels carbonic acid from the alkaline carbonates, and forms with them colorless, gum-like salts, soluble in water and alcohol, and insoluble in concentrated solutions of the alkaline carbonates themselves. Its salt with ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Chemistry, Practical and Theoretical (1862)

Embracing Its Application to the Arts, Metallurgy, Mineralogy, Geology, Medicine, and Pharmacy

Cholate of ammonia becomes acid on evaporation and leaves behind a colorless , transparent, gum-like mass, easily soluble in water. Decomposition of Bile by keeping. Bile has a great tendency to putrefy, caused by its content of mucus ...

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