cellulolytic

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

Definition of cellulolytic 

: hydrolyzing or having the capacity to hydrolyze cellulose

First Known Use of cellulolytic

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cellulolytic

cellulose + -o- + -lytic

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cellulolytic

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

Medical Definition of cellulolytic 

: hydrolyzing or having the capacity to hydrolyze cellulose cellulolytic bacteria

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