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cellulose

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cel=lu=lose

CIDE DICTIONARY

cellulosea. 
     Consisting of, or containing, cells.  [1913 Webster]
cellulosen. 
     The substance which constitutes the essential part of the solid framework of plants, of ordinary wood, cotton, linen, paper, etc. It is also found to a slight extent in certain animals, as the tunicates. It is a carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n, isomeric with starch, and is convertible into starches and sugars by the action of heat and acids. When pure, it is a white amorphous mass. See Starch, Granulose, Lignin.  [1913 Webster]
    "Unsized, well bleached linen paper is merely pure cellulose."  [1913 Webster]
Starch cellulose, the delicate framework which remains when the soluble part (granulose) of starch is removed by saliva or pepsin. Goodale.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

cellulose, n.
1 Biochem. a carbohydrate forming the main constituent of plant-cell walls, used in the production of textile fibres.
2 (in general use) a paint or lacquer consisting of esp. cellulose acetate or nitrate in solution.

Derivative
cellulosic adj.
Etymology
F (as CELLULE)

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