Carboxymethylcellulose meaning

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A derivative of cellulose whose sodium salt is used in the manufacture of processed foods as a stabilizing and emulsifying agent, in drugs to add viscosity and lubrication, and in sizing paper and textiles.
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A derivative of cellulose whose sodium salt is used in the manufacture of processed foods as a stabilizing and emulsifying agent, in drugs to add viscosity and lubrication, and in sizing paper and textiles.
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(organic chemistry) The product of the reaction of cellulose with chloroacetic acid; it is used as a thickener and to stabilize emulsions.
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