ethyl cellulose

noun

Definition of ethyl cellulose

:any of various thermoplastic substances used especially in plastics and lacquers

First Known Use of ethyl cellulose

1936


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ethyl cellulose

noun

medical Definition of ethyl cellulose

:any of various thermoplastic substances used especially in plastics and lacquers

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