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Answer for the clue "A gum used especially as a thickener or emulsifier ", 5 letters:
algin

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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Algin \Al"gin\, n. (Chem.) A nitrogenous substance resembling gelatin, obtained from certain alg[ae].

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. Any of various gelatinous gums, derivatives of alginic acid, derived from algae.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a gum used especially as a thickener or emulsifier [syn: alginic acid ]