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Definition of "cellulose" [cel•lu•lose]

  • A complex carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n, that is composed of glucose units, 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cellulose" in a sentence
  • "By utilizing a combination of polyurethane foam and blown in cellulose The Method Cabin will achieve an R value of 25+ will improve energy efficiency."
  • "Two bacteria better than one in cellulose-fed fuel cell"
  • "And, our cellulose is sourced from renewable tree farms."