Meaning of CELLULOSE in English


[ 'sɛljʊləʊz , -s ]

■ noun

1》 an insoluble substance which is a polysaccharide derived from glucose and is the main constituent of plant cell walls and of vegetable fibres such as cotton.

2》 paint or lacquer consisting principally of ~ acetate or nitrate in solution.


cellulosic adjective


C19: from Fr., from cellule ‘small cell’ + -ose 2 .

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