cellulolytic

[ sel-yuh-loh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌsɛl yə loʊˈlɪt ɪk /

adjective Biochemistry.

(of bacteria or enzymes) capable of hydrolyzing cellulose.

Origin of cellulolytic

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