- The definition of cellulose is the main substance that makes up the cell walls and fibers of plants.
An example of cellulose is the 30% of a tree that can be made into paper.
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin cellula (see cellule) plush French -ose, -ose
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Origin: French, from cellule, biological cell; see cellule.
- celˌlu·loˈsic adjective
cellulose - Cultural Definition
cellulose - Medical Definition
cellulose - Science Definition
- A carbohydrate that is a polymer composed of glucose units and that is the main component of the cell walls of most plants. It is insoluble in water and is used to make paper, cellophane, textiles, explosives, and other products.
- See cellulose acetate.
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