holocellulose

noun
holo·​cellulose | \ ¦hälō, ¦hōlō+\

Definition of holocellulose

: the total polysaccharide fraction of wood or straw and the like that is made up of cellulose and all of the hemicelluloses and that is obtained by removing the extractives and the lignin from the original natural material

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History and Etymology for holocellulose

International Scientific Vocabulary hol- + cellulose; originally formed in German

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