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hydrocellulose

[hahy-druh-sel-yuh-lohs] /ˌhaɪ drəˈsɛl yəˌloʊs/
noun
1.
a gelatinous substance obtained by the partial hydrolysis of cellulose, used chiefly in the manufacture of paper, mercerized cotton, and viscose rayon.
Origin of hydrocellulose
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; hydro-1 + cellulose
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hydrocellulose

/ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsɛljʊˌləʊs; -ˌləʊz/
noun
1.
a gelatinous material consisting of hydrated cellulose, made by treating cellulose with water, acids, or alkalis: used in making paper, viscose rayon, and mercerized cotton
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