cellulosic

adjective
cel·​lu·​los·​ic | \ ˌsel-yə-ˈlō-sik How to pronounce cellulosic (audio) , -zik \

Definition of cellulosic

: of, relating to, or made from cellulose

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Other Words from cellulosic

cellulosic noun

Examples of cellulosic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2007 Congress mandated the addition of cellulosic ethanol to gasoline to reach at least 5.5 billion gallons of biofuel in 2017. Robert Hargraves, WSJ, "‘Net Zero’? More Like Not Zero," 7 Mar. 2021 Then there was the biofuels startup Mascoma, which was awarded $20 million from Ms. Granholm and up to $100 million from DOE for a plant to convert biomass into cellulosic ethanol. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Biden’s Climate All Stars," 27 Dec. 2020 Remember in 2006 when George W. Bush and Democrats said that mass production of cellulosic ethanol was right around the corner? The Editorial Board, WSJ, "California’s Electric Autopia," 25 Sep. 2020 One of them provides raw material for cellulosic ethanol, in which certain grasses and the stalks of food crops are converted into liquid fuel. Eric Toensmeier, Scientific American, "How Climate Change Strategies That Use Biomass Can Be More Realistic," 1 Aug. 2020 Oil companies can comply by blending more biofuels into their products, particularly advanced biofuels such as renewable diesel and cellulosic ethanol. David R. Baker, The Seattle Times, "California may tweak climate program that’s pushing up gas prices," 28 Feb. 2018 Oil companies can comply by blending more biofuels into their products, particularly advanced biofuels such as renewable diesel and cellulosic ethanol. David R. Baker, The Seattle Times, "California may tweak climate program that’s pushing up gas prices," 28 Feb. 2018 Oil companies can comply by blending more biofuels into their products, particularly advanced biofuels such as renewable diesel and cellulosic ethanol. David R. Baker, The Seattle Times, "California may tweak climate program that’s pushing up gas prices," 28 Feb. 2018 Oil companies can comply by blending more biofuels into their products, particularly advanced biofuels such as renewable diesel and cellulosic ethanol. David R. Baker, The Seattle Times, "California may tweak climate program that’s pushing up gas prices," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cellulosic

1873, in the meaning defined above

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19 Mar 2021

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“Cellulosic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellulosic. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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cellulosic

adjective
cel·​lu·​los·​ic | \ ˌsel-yə-ˈlō-sik, -zik How to pronounce cellulosic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cellulosic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or made from cellulose cellulosic fibers

cellulosic

noun

Medical Definition of cellulosic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a substance made from cellulose or a derivative of cellulose

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