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noun Chemistry.
  1. any substance formed naturally or synthetically by the oxidation of cellulose.
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Origin of oxycellulose

First recorded in 1880–85; oxy-2 + cellulose
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Historical Examples of oxycellulose

  • The oxycellulose was precipitated from the filtered solution: yield 45 p.ct.

    Researches on Cellulose

    C. F. Cross

  • The yield and composition of the oxycellulose was identical with the above.

  • It is regarded as an oxycellulose, being readily oxidised by exposure to air at 100 C.

    The Manufacture of Paper

    Robert Walter Sindall

  • An oxycellulose resulted possessing strongly marked aldehydic characteristics.

  • The oxycellulose nitrate was treated directly with dilute solution of potassium hydrate in the cold.