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cellulose

noun cel·lu·lose \ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

: a substance that is the main part of the cell walls of plants and that is used in making various products (such as paper)

Full Definition of CELLULOSE

:  a polysaccharide (C6H10O5)x of glucose units that constitutes the chief part of the cell walls of plants, occurs naturally in such fibrous products as cotton and kapok, and is the raw material of many manufactured goods (as paper, rayon, and cellophane)

Origin of CELLULOSE

French, from cellule living cell, from New Latin cellula
First Known Use: 1848

cellulose

noun cel·lu·lose \ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CELLULOSE

:  a polysaccharide (C6H10O5)x of glucose units that constitutes the chief part of the cell walls of plants, occurs naturally in such fibrous products as cotton and kapok, and is the raw material of many manufactured goods (as paper, rayon, and cellophane)
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