methylcellulose

noun
meth·yl·cel·lu·lose | \ ˌme-thəl-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs , -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

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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

noun
meth·yl·cel·lu·lose | \ ˌmeth-əl-ˈsel-yə-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz \

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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