Origin of celluloseFrench from Classical Latin cellula (see cellule) + French -ose, -ose
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.
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
- The wall of the tube is very thin and delicate, and does not seem to be composed of cellulose or any modification of it.
- The 1 The composition of the cellulose nitrates was reviewed by G.
- The constitution of guncotton is a difficult matter to investigate, primarily on account of the very insoluble nature of cellulose itself, and also from the fact that comparatively slight variations in the concentration and temperature of the acids used produce considerable differences in the products.
- Cellulose, the material of which vegetable cell-walls are almost universally composed, at any rate in their early condition, is known to occur, though only seldom, among animal organisms. Such forms as Volvox and the group of the Myxomycetes have been continually referred to both kingdoms, and their true systematic position is still a subject of controversy.
- The formation of living substance is a process of building up from simple or relatively simple materials; the construction of its cellulose framework and supporting substance is done by the living substance after its own formation is completed, and is attended by a partial decomposition of such living substance.