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cellulose


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cellulose  \Cel"lu*lose`\  (s[e^]l"[-u]*l[=o]s`),  a. 
  Consisting  of  or  containing,  cells. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cellulose  \Cel"lu*lose`\,  n.  (Chem.) 
  The  substance  which  constitutes  the  essential  part  of  the 
  solid  framework  of  plants,  of  ordinary  wood,  linen,  paper, 
  etc  It  is  also  found  to  a  slight  extent  in  certain  animals, 
  as  the  tunicates.  It  is  a  carbohydrate,  {(C6H10O5)n}, 
  isomeric  with  starch,  and  is  convertible  into  starches  and 
  sugars  by  the  action  of  heat  and  acids.  When  pure,  it  is  a 
  white  amorphous  mass.  See  {Starch},  {Granulose},  {Lignin}. 
 
  Unsized,  well  bleached  linen  paper  is  merely  pure 
  cellulose.  --Goodale. 
 
  {Starch  cellulose},  the  delicate  framework  which  remains  when 
  the  soluble  part  (granulose)  of  starch  is  removed  by 
  saliva  or  pepsin.  --Goodale. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cellulose 
  n  :  a  polysaccharide  that  is  the  chief  constituent  of  all  plant 
  tissues  and  fibers 




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