Meaning of CELLULOSE in English



Pronunciation: ' sel-y ə - ˌ l ō s, - ˌ l ō z

Function: 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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