Meaning of CELLULOSE in English


adj consisting of, or containing, cells.

2. cellulose ·noun the substance which constitutes the essential part of the solid framework of plants, of ordinary wood, linen, paper, ·etc. it is also found to a slight extent in certain animals, as the tunicates. it is a carbohydrate, (c6h10o5)n, isomeric with starch, and is convertible into starches and sugars by the action of heat and acids. when pure, it is a white amorphous mass. ·see starch, granulose, lignin.

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