Definition of cellulose acetate
: any of several compounds insoluble in water that are formed especially by the action of acetic acid, anhydride of acetic acid, and sulfuric acid on cellulose and are used for making textile fibers, packaging sheets, photographic films, and varnishes
First Known Use of cellulose acetate
Learn More about cellulose acetate
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "cellulose acetate"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up cellulose acetate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).