hydrocellulose

[ hahy-druh-sel-yuh-lohs ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˈsɛl yəˌloʊs /
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noun

a gelatinous substance obtained by the partial hydrolysis of cellulose, used chiefly in the manufacture of paper, mercerized cotton, and viscose rayon.

Nearby words

  1. hydrocarbons,
  2. hydrocast,
  3. hydrocele,
  4. hydrocele spinalis,
  5. hydrocelectomy,
  6. hydrocephalic,
  7. hydrocephalocele,
  8. hydrocephaloid,
  9. hydrocephalus,
  10. hydrocephalus ex vacuo

Origin of hydrocellulose

First recorded in 1875–80; hydro-1 + cellulose

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British Dictionary definitions for hydrocellulose

hydrocellulose

/ (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsɛljʊˌləʊs, -ˌləʊz) /

noun

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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