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cellulose Explained

cellulose at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


cellulose at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1835, coined by Fr. chemist Anselme Payen (1795-1871) from noun use of adj. cellulose "consisting of cells," coined 18c. from L. cellula (see celluloid) + -ose Fr. suffix forming nouns. ///

cellulose at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1800-1900; Language: French; Origin: cellule; CELLULITE]//
1 the material that the cell walls of plants are made of and that is used to make plastics, paper etc:
2 also cellulose acetate : technical a plastic that is used for many industrial purposes, especially making photographic film and explosives//

cellulose at German => English Of Explained:


cellulose at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Complex carbohydrate (polysaccharide) consisting of 1,000-3,000 or more glucose units in a linear chain structure that can pack into fibers of great tensile strength. The basic structural component of plant cell walls, cellulose is the most abundant of all naturally occurring organic compounds (90% of cotton and 50% of wood). Mammals (incl. humans) cannot digest cellulose, but bacteria in the rumens of cattle and other ruminants and protozoans in the gut of termites produce enzymes that can break it down. Soil fungi can also break it down. The most important uses of cellulose are in wood, paper, and fiber products, as an ethanol and methanol source, and specialized uses. Cellulose derivatives are used in plastics, photographic films, rayon fibers, cellophane, coatings, explosives (nitrocellulose), and foods (carboxymethylcellulose).

cellulose at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [U]
1 a natural substance that forms the cell walls of all plants and trees and is used in making plastics, paper, etc.
2 any compound of cellulose used in making paint, LACQUER, etc.

Cellulose at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cellulose \Cel"lu*lose`\ (s[e^]l"[-u]*l[=o]s`), a.
Consisting of, or containing, cells.

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.

cellulose at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant
tissues and fibers

cellulose at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


Inter: en-noun » -
  • A complex carbohydrate that forms the main constituent of the cell wall in most plants and is important in the manufacture of numerous products, such as paper, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and explosives.
    1. Inter: organic compoun » d A polysaccharide containing many glucose units in parallel chains.


      * E460 when used as an emulsifier


      Inter: trans-top » the polysaccharide cellulose

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سليولوز|m|tr=silyuluuz|sc=Arab
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|cel·lulosa|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|纖維素|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|纤维素|tr=xiānwéisù|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|celulóza|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|cellulose|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|cellulose
  • Esperanto: celulozo
  • Estonian: tselluloos
  • Finnish: selluloosa (1,2)
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cellulose|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zellulose|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κυτταρίνη|f|tr=kyttaríni
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|תאית
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|कोशाधु|tr=koshaadhu|sc=Deva

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|sellulósi|m, Inter: t- » is|beðmi|n
    • Ido: celuloso
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|cellulosa|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|セルロース|tr=serurōsu|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|셀룰로스|tr=sellulloseu|sc=Kore
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » no|cellulose|m, Inter: t- » no|sellulose|m
    • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|cellulose|m, Inter: t- » nn|sellulose|m
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|celuloza|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|celulose
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|целлюлоза|f|tr=celljulóza|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|ceallalos|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|celulosa|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|cellulosa|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|selüloz

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * cellulose acetate
  • cellulose nitrate
  • lignocellulose

    See also

    * cellophane
  • pentosan

  • Category: Category:en:Carbohydrates -



    Inter: fr-noun-unc » f
  • cellulose


    * Inter: R:DAF » 8

  • Category: Category:fr:Carbohydrates -
    Category: Category:fr:Organic compounds -



    cellulose {{f}}
  • Feminine plural form of celluloso


    cellulose {{f}}

  • Inter: plural of » cellulosa|lang=it

  • Category: Category:Italian adjective forms -
    Translation: ar » cellulose
    Translation: et » cellulose
    Translation: el » cellulose
    Translation: fr » cellulose
    Translation: ko » cellulose
    Translation: io » cellulose
    Translation: hu » cellulose
    Translation: ml » cellulose
    Translation: my » cellulose
    Translation: nl » cellulose
    Translation: pl » cellulose
    Translation: ru » cellulose
    Translation: fi » cellulose
    Translation: ta » cellulose
    Translation: tr » cellulose
    Translation: vi » cellulose
    Translation: zh » cellulose

    Cellulose at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » cellulose


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de


  • Inter: alternative spelling of » lang=de|Zellulose|nodot=1 (chiefly in technical texts)

  • Translation: de » Cellulose
    Translation: fr » Cellulose
    Translation: ko » Cellulose
    Translation: zh » Cellulose