Dictionary

hemicellulose

hemicellulose

noun hemi·cel·lu·lose \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

hemicellulose

noun hemi·cel·lu·lose \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hemicentrumPrevious Word in the Dictionary: hemicardiaAll Words Near: hemicellulose
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears