Definition of hemicellulose
: any of various plant polysaccharides less complex than cellulose and easily hydrolyzable to monosaccharides and other products
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The lignin, hemicellulose, and other polymers that give the wood structure break down to produce sweet, vanilla notes.
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Origin and Etymology of hemicellulose
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1891See Words from the same year
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