methylcellulose

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meth·yl·cel·lu·lose

 (mĕth′əl-sĕl′yə-lōs′, -lōz′)
n.
A powdery substance that is prepared synthetically by the methylation of natural cellulose, swells in water to form a gel, and is used as a food additive, bulk-forming laxative, emulsifier, and thickener.
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methylcellulose

(ˌmiːθaɪlˈsɛljʊləʊs)
n
(Chemistry) any of various substances produced by the methylation of cellulose that are used in adhesives, as laxatives, and as thickening, stabilizing, and emulsifying agents
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methylcellulose

n metilcelulosa
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Celevac: (Has methylcellulose as its active ingredient, which is also licensed as a laxative).