cellulose

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French cellulose

Noun[edit]

cellulose (countable and uncountable, plural celluloses)

  1. A complex carbohydrate that forms the main constituent of the cell wall in most plants and is important in the manufacture of numerous products, such as paper, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and explosives.
  2. (organic chemistry) A polysaccharide containing many glucose units in parallel chains.

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Adjective[edit]

cellulose (not comparable)

  1. Consisting of, or containing, cells.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

cellulose f (uncountable)

  1. cellulose

References[edit]

  • cellulose” in the Dictionnaire de l’Académie française, 8th Edition (1932–35).

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cellulose f

  1. Feminine plural form of celluloso

Noun[edit]

cellulose f

  1. plural form of cellulosa