- 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 of celluloseFrench ; from Classical Latin cellula (see cellule) + French -ose, -ose
Origin of celluloseFrench, from cellule, biological cell; see cellule.
(countable and uncountable, plural celluloses)
- Consisting of, or containing, cells.
From French cellulose