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lignocellulose

[lig-noh-sel-yuh-lohs] /ˌlɪg noʊˈsɛl yəˌloʊs/
noun, Botany.
1.
any of various compounds of lignin and cellulose comprising the essential part of woody cell walls.
Origin of lignocellulose
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; ligno- + cellulose
Related forms
lignocellulosic
[lig-noh-sel-yuh-los-ik] /ˌlɪg noʊˌsɛl yəˈlɒs ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the Web for lignocellulose
Historical Examples
  • There is considerable hydrolysis of the lignocellulose to soluble products.

  • The furfural constants of the lignocellulose are unaffected by the acetylation and condensation.

British Dictionary definitions for lignocellulose

lignocellulose

/ˌlɪɡnəʊˈsɛljʊˌləʊs; -ˌləʊz/
noun
1.
a compound of lignin and cellulose that occurs in the walls of xylem cells in woody tissue
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