[ ok-si-sel-yuh-lohs ]

  1. any substance formed naturally or synthetically by the oxidation of cellulose.

Origin of oxycellulose

First recorded in 1880–85; oxy-2 + cellulose

Words Nearby oxycellulose

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How to use oxycellulose in a sentence

  • 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.

  • The action is one of oxidation, the cellulose being transformed into a substance known as oxycellulose.

  • A weak solution of soda dissolves this oxycellulose with a yellow colour, while strong sulphuric acid forms a pink colouration.