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cellulose British & World English

An insoluble substance which is the main constituent of plant cell walls and of vegetable fibres such as cotton. It is a polysaccharide consisting of chains of glucose monomers

cellulose acetate British & World English

A non-flammable thermoplastic polymer made by acetylating cellulose, used as the basis of artificial fibres and plastic

cellulose nitrate British & World English

another term for nitrocellulose.

hemicellulose British & World English

Any of a class of substances which occur as constituents of the cell walls of plants and are polysaccharides of simpler structure than cellulose

triacetate British & World English

A form of cellulose acetate containing three acetate groups per glucose monomer, used as a basis for man-made fibres

cellulose triacetate in triacetate British & World English

A form of cellulose acetate containing three acetate groups per glucose monomer, used as a basis for man-made fibres

cellulose English-Spanish

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