Viscose meaning

vĭs'kōs'
A thick, golden-brown viscous solution of cellulose xanthate, used in the manufacture of rayon and cellophane.
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Viscose rayon.
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Viscous.
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Of, relating to, or made from viscose.
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Of, containing, or made of viscose.
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An amber-colored, syruplike solution made by treating cellulose with sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide: used in making rayon thread and fabrics, and cellophane.
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Thread or fabric made from viscose.
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A viscous orange-brown liquid obtained by chemical treatment of cellulose and used as the basis of manufacturing rayon and cellulose film.
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A fabric made from this material.
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Origin of viscose

  • visc(ous) –ose Adj., sense 1, Middle English viscous from Late Latin viscōsus from Latin viscum mistletoe, birdlime made from mistletoe berries
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin viscosus, from viscum, birdlime.
    From Wiktionary