cellulolytic

adjective
cel·​lu·​lo·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌsel-yə-lō-ˈli-tik How to pronounce cellulolytic (audio) \

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellulolytic. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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cellulolytic

adjective
cel·​lu·​lo·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌsel-yə-lō-ˈlit-ik How to pronounce cellulolytic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cellulolytic

: hydrolyzing or having the capacity to hydrolyze cellulose cellulolytic bacteria

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