carboxymethylcellulose

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noun car·boxy·meth·yl·cel·lu·lose \kär-ˌbäk-sē-ˌme-thəl-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of carboxymethylcellulose

  1. :  an acid ether derivative of cellulose that in the form of its sodium salt is used as a thickening, emulsifying, and stabilizing agent and as a bulk laxative in medicine

First Known Use of carboxymethylcellulose

1945


Medical Dictionary

carboxymethylcellulose

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noun car·boxy·meth·yl·cel·lu·lose \(ˌ)kär-ˌbäk-sē-ˌmeth-əl-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Medical Definition of carboxymethylcellulose

  1. :  an acid ether derivative of cellulose that in the form of its sodium salt is used as a thickening, emulsifying, and stabilizing agent and as a bulk laxative in medicine


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