Definition of cellulose acetate in English:

cellulose acetate

Syllabification: cel·lu·lose ac·e·tate

noun

Chemistry
A nonflammable thermoplastic polymer made by acetylating cellulose, used as the basis of artificial fibers and plastic.
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  • Some of the first useful polymers were chemically modified natural polymers such as vulcanized rubber and cellulose acetate.
  • To complicate the problem, photographs have over the years been printed on paper, glass, metal, cellulose nitrate, cellulose acetate, or polyester film, each to be conserved by somewhat different methods.
  • Plastic films laminated to foil for commercial use include cellophane, cellulose acetate, rubber hydrochloride, polyvinyl chloride, polyesters, and polyethylene.

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