cellulolytic

[sel-yuh-loh-lit-ik]

adjective Biochemistry.

(of bacteria or enzymes) capable of hydrolyzing cellulose.

Nearby words

  1. cellulifugal,
  2. cellulipetal,
  3. cellulite,
  4. cellulitis,
  5. celluloid,
  6. cellulose,
  7. cellulose acetate,
  8. cellulose nitrate,
  9. cellulose triacetate,
  10. cellulosic

Origin of cellulolytic

First recorded in 1940–45; cellul(ose) + -o- + -lytic

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