- 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.
the chief substance composing the cell walls or fibers of all plant tissue, a polymeric carbohydrate with the general formula (CHO): it is used in the manufacture of paper, textiles, explosives, etc.
Origin of celluloseFrench ; from Classical Latin cellula (see cellule) + French -ose, -ose
A polysaccharide, (C6H10O5)n, that is composed of glucose monomers and is the main constituent of the cell walls of plants. It is used in the manufacture of numerous products, including paper, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and insulation.
Origin of celluloseFrench, from cellule, biological cell; see cellule.
(countable and uncountable, plural celluloses)
- Consisting of, or containing, cells.
From French cellulose