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methylcellulose

noun meth·yl·cel·lu·lose \ˌme-thəl-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of METHYLCELLULOSE

:  any of various gummy products of cellulose methylation that swell in water and are used especially as emulsifiers, adhesives, thickeners, and bulk laxatives
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First Known Use of METHYLCELLULOSE

1921
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methylcellulose

noun meth·yl·cel·lu·lose \ˌmeth-əl-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Medical Definition of METHYLCELLULOSE

:  any of various gummy products of cellulose methylation that swell in water and are used especially as emulsifiers, adhesives, thickeners, and bulk laxatives

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