Meaning of CELLULOSE in English


n.1 Biochem. a carbohydrate forming the main constituent of plant-cell walls, used in the production of textile fibres.

2 (in general use) a paint or lacquer consisting of esp. cellulose acetate or nitrate in solution.


cellulosic adj.

Etymology: F (as CELLULE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.