lignocellulose

[ lig-noh-sel-yuh-lohs ]
/ ˌlɪg noʊˈsɛl yəˌloʊs /

noun Botany.

any of various compounds of lignin and cellulose comprising the essential part of woody cell walls.

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Origin of lignocellulose

First recorded in 1895–1900; ligno- + cellulose

OTHER WORDS FROM lignocellulose

lig·no·cel·lu·los·ic [lig-noh-sel-yuh-los-ik], /ˌlɪg noʊˌsɛl yəˈlɒs ɪk/, adjective

Words nearby lignocellulose

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Example sentences from the Web for lignocellulose

  • 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

a compound of lignin and cellulose that occurs in the walls of xylem cells in woody tissue
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