Meaning of CELLULOSE in English


noun Etymology: French, from cellule living cell, from New Latin cellula Date: 1848 a polysaccharide (C 6 H 10 O 5 ) x of glucose units that constitutes the chief part of the cell walls of plants, occurs naturally in such fibrous products as cotton and kapok, and is the raw material of many manufactured goods (as paper, rayon, and cellophane)

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