Meaning of “cellulose” in the English Dictionary


"cellulose" in English

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cellulosenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsel.jə.ləʊs/ us /ˈsel.jə.loʊs/

Examples from literature

  • Again, there is a substance called cellulose, found well nigh universally in plants. 
  • Aside from the skin and seeds, all fruits consist essentially of two parts,—the cellulose structure containing the juice, and the juice itself. 
  • Carrots contain more water than parsnips, and both much cellulose and little nutritive material. 
  • The framework of the potato is cellulose, which is an indigestible carbohydrate material. 
  • They have their cells boxed in by cellulose walls, so that their opportunities for motility are greatly restricted. 

(Definition of “cellulose” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cellulose" in American English

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cellulosenoun [ U ]

us /ˈsel·jəˌloʊs, -ˌloʊz/

the main substance in the cell walls of plants, which is used in making paper, artificial fibers, and plastics

(Definition of “cellulose” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)