\kә-▐rī-ә-\ n [Hindi karāyal resin] (1916) Dry exudation from Sterculia urens, which grows in India. It swells in water, and has some resemblance to gum tragacanth. (Industrial gums: Polysaccharides and their derivatives. Whistler JN, BeMiller JN (eds). Elsevier Science and Technology Books, 1992) Also known as Gum Karaya.