cellulolytic

play
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

play
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>


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cellulolytic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a harsh rebuke

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ