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 Both products use methylcellulose, a plant derivative commonly used in sauces and ice cream, as a binder. New York Times, "Fake Meat vs. Real Meat," 3 Dec. 2019 This miso soup dish was born out of my brief obsession with methylcellulose. Lang Whitaker, GQ, "Wylie Dufresne, Who Opened New York's Most Out-There Restaurant, on What He's Up to Now," 6 Oct. 2017

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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 15 Apr. 2021.

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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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