Cellulose-acetate meaning

Any of several partially acetylated cellulose compounds, used in lacquers, photographic film, transparent sheeting, and cigarette filters.
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Any of several nonflammable thermoplastics produced by the action of acetic acid or acetic anhydride upon cellulose in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid: used in making artificial silks, lacquers, photographic films, etc.
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Any of several compounds obtained by treating cellulose with acetic anhydride. Cellulose acetate is used in lacquers, photographic film, transparent sheeting, and cigarette filters.
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