de- + gum
degum (third-person singular simple present degums, present participle degumming, simple past and past participle degummed)
- (transitive) To remove gum from.
- 2011, Lou Honary, Erwin Richter, Biobased Lubricants and Greases: Technology and Products:
- Degumming involves the removal of phospholipids and other non-triglyceride materials.