methylcellulose

noun
meth·​yl·​cel·​lu·​lose | \ ˌme-thəl-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs How to pronounce methylcellulose (audio) , -ˌlōz \

Definition of methylcellulose

: any of various gummy products of cellulose methylation that swell in water and are used especially as emulsifiers, adhesives, thickeners, and bulk laxatives

Examples of methylcellulose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Calcium, iron, potassium chloride and salt provide flavor while carbohydrates like potato starch and methylcellulose offer structure. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 25 Jan. 2022 There’s soy and potato for protein, heme and yeast extract for flavor, coconut and sunflower oils for fat as well as methylcellulose and food starch for binders. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 25 Jan. 2022 Both products use methylcellulose, a plant derivative commonly used in sauces and ice cream, as a binder. New York Times, 3 Dec. 2019 This miso soup dish was born out of my brief obsession with methylcellulose. Lang Whitaker, GQ, 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of methylcellulose

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Methylcellulose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methylcellulose. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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methylcellulose

noun
meth·​yl·​cel·​lu·​lose | \ ˌmeth-əl-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz How to pronounce methylcellulose (audio) \

Medical Definition of methylcellulose

: any of various gummy products of cellulose methylation that swell in water and are used especially as emulsifiers, adhesives, thickeners, and bulk laxatives

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