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cel·lu·lose

 (sĕl′yə-lōs′, -lōz′)
n.
A polysaccharide, (C6H10O5)n, that is composed of glucose monomers and is the main constituent of the cell walls of plants. It is used in the manufacture of numerous products, including paper, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and insulation.

[French, from cellule, biological cell; see cellule.]

cel′lu·lo′sic (-lō′sĭk, -zĭk) adj.

cellulose

(ˈsɛljʊˌləʊz; -ˌləʊs)
n
(Biochemistry) a polysaccharide consisting of long unbranched chains of linked glucose units: the main constituent of plant cell walls and used in making paper, rayon, and film
[C18: from French cellule cell (see cellule) + -ose2]
ˌcelluˈlosic adj, n

cel•lu•lose

(ˈsɛl yəˌloʊs)

n.
an inert carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n, the chief constituent of the cell walls of plants and of wood, cotton, hemp, paper, etc.
[1745–55; < New Latin cellul(a) live cell (see cellular) + -ose2]

cel·lu·lose

(sĕl′yə-lōs′)
A carbohydrate that is the main component of the cell walls of plants. It is insoluble in water and is used to make paper, cellophane, textiles, explosives, and other products. ♦ An important compound derived from cellulose is cellulose acetate, forming a durable material that is used in making movie film, magnetic tape, plastic film for wrapping and packaging, and textile fibers. It is often called cellulose or acetate for short.

cellulose

1. A carbohydrate of which plant cell walls are made.
2. A fibrous carbohydrate forming the cell walls of plants. It is indigestible to humans, but stimulates peristalsis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cellulose - a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
carboxymethyl cellulose - an acid derivative of cellulose
DEAE cellulose, diethylaminoethyl cellulose - used for chromatography
pulp - a mixture of cellulose fibers
cellulose ester - any ester of cellulose with an acid
cellulosic - a plastic made from cellulose (or a derivative of cellulose)
fiber, fibre - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
pectin - any of various water-soluble colloidal carbohydrates that occur in ripe fruit and vegetables; used in making fruit jellies and jams
polyose, polysaccharide - any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
Translations
مادَّةُ الخليّه
celulóza
cellulose
cellulóz
sellulósi, tréni
celiuliozė
celuloze
cellulosa

cellulose

[ˈseljʊləʊs] Ncelulosa f

cellulose

[ˈsɛljʊləʊz ˈsɛljʊləʊs] ncellulose f

cellulose

nZellulose f, → Zellstoff m
adjZellulose-

cellulose

[ˈsɛljʊləʊs] ncellulosa

cellulose

(ˈseljuləus) noun
the chief substance in the cell walls of plants, also found in woods, used in the making of plastic, paper etc.

cel·lu·lose

n. celulosa;
polisacárido, forma de carbohidrato.
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