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lignocellulose

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noun lig·no·cel·lu·lose \ˌlig-nō-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of lignocellulose

  1. :  any of several closely related substances constituting the essential part of woody cell walls of plants and consisting of cellulose intimately associated with lignin

lig·no·cel·lu·los·ic play \-ˌsel-yə-ˈlō-sik, -zik\ adjective


Origin of lignocellulose

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1900


Medical Dictionary

lignocellulose

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noun lig·no·cel·lu·lose \ˌlig-nō-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Medical Definition of lignocellulose

  1. :  any of several closely related substances constituting the essential part of woody cell walls and consisting of cellulose intimately associated with lignin

  2. lig·no·cel·lu·los·ic \-ˌsel-yə-ˈlō-sik, -zik\play adjective




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