Methylcellulose meaning

mĕth'əl-sĕl'yə-lōs', -lōz'
A powdery substance that is prepared synthetically by the methylation of natural cellulose, swells in water to form a gel, and is used as a food additive, bulk-forming laxative, emulsifier, and thickener.
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A powdery substance that is prepared synthetically by the methylation of natural cellulose, swells in water to form a gel, and is used as a food additive, bulk-forming laxative, emulsifier, and thickener.
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(organic chemistry) A white powdery substance, obtained by the methylation of cellulose, that swells in contact with water to form a gel; it has many industrial applications.
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