Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cellulose acetate: Cellulose acetate film
Any of several partially acetylated cellulose compounds, used in lacquers, photographic film, transparent sheeting, and cigarette filters.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Elements & Compounds) nonflammable material made by acetylating cellulose: used in the manufacture of film, dopes, lacquers, and artificial fibres
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
any of a group of acetic esters of cellulose, used to make yarns, textiles, and photographic films.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||cellulose acetate - an ester of acetic acid; used in fibers and fabrics; photographic films and varnishes|
cellulose ester - any ester of cellulose with an acid
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.