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noun Botany.
  1. 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
Related formslig·no·cel·lu·los·ic [lig-noh-sel-yuh-los-ik] /ˌlɪg noʊˌsɛl yəˈlɒs ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for lignocellulose

Historical Examples

  • There is considerable hydrolysis of the lignocellulose to soluble products.

    Researches on Cellulose

    C. F. Cross

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

British Dictionary definitions for lignocellulose


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