carboxymethylcellulose

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Etymology[edit]

carboxymethyl +‎ cellulose

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɑː.bɒks.i.mɛθ.əlˌsɛl.jʊ.ləʊs/

Noun[edit]

carboxymethylcellulose (plural carboxymethylcelluloses)

  1. (organic chemistry) The product of the reaction of cellulose with chloroacetic acid; it is used as a thickener and to stabilize emulsions

Synonyms[edit]

  • E466 when used in food products