cellulolytic

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adjective cel·lu·lo·lyt·ic \ˌsel-yə-lō-ˈli-tik\

Definition of cellulolytic

  1. :  hydrolyzing or having the capacity to hydrolyze cellulose

Origin and Etymology of cellulolytic

cellulose + -o- + -lytic


First Known Use: 1943


Medical Dictionary

cellulolytic

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adjective cel·lu·lo·lyt·ic \ˌsel-yə-lō-ˈlit-ik\

Medical Definition of cellulolytic

  1. :  hydrolyzing or having the capacity to hydrolyze cellulose <cellulolytic bacteria>


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