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 (sĕl′yə-lōs′, -lōz′)
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.
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Noun1.cellulosic - a plastic made from cellulose (or a derivative of cellulose)
plastic - generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
cellulose - a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
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