cellulolytic

adjective

cel·​lu·​lo·​lyt·​ic ˌsel-yə-lō-ˈli-tik How to pronounce cellulolytic (audio)
: hydrolyzing or having the capacity to hydrolyze cellulose

Word History

Etymology

cellulose + -o- + -lytic

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cellulolytic was in 1943

Dictionary Entries Near cellulolytic

Cite this Entry

“Cellulolytic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellulolytic. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

cellulolytic

adjective
cel·​lu·​lo·​lyt·​ic ˌsel-yə-lō-ˈlit-ik How to pronounce cellulolytic (audio)
: hydrolyzing or having the capacity to hydrolyze cellulose
cellulolytic bacteria
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