hemicellulose


hemi·cel·lu·lose

noun \ˌhe-mi-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of HEMICELLULOSE

:  any of various plant polysaccharides less complex than cellulose and easily hydrolyzable to monosaccharides and other products

Origin of HEMICELLULOSE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1891

hemi·cel·lu·lose

noun \ˌhem-i-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEMICELLULOSE

: any of various plant polysaccharides less complex than cellulose and easily hydrolyzable to simple sugars and other products
hemi·cel·lu·los·ic \-ik\ adjective

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