alkali cellulose

noun

: a compound of cellulose with an alkali (as sodium hydroxide) formed during the mercerization of cotton and as the first step in the manufacture of viscose and cellulose ethers

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alkali cellulose was in 1893

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“Alkali cellulose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkali%20cellulose. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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