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lignocellulose

Syllabification: lig·no·cel·lu·lose
Pronunciation: /ˌliɡnōˈselyəˌlōs, -ˌlōz
 
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Definition of lignocellulose in English:

noun

Botany
A complex of lignin and cellulose present in the cell walls of woody plants.
Example sentences
  • Xylose is a major constituent of plant lignocellulose, and its fermentation is important for the bioconversion of plant biomass to fuels and chemicals.
  • The wide-angle X-ray diffraction study showed that structural changes of cellulose appeared due to the radiation-induced chemical reaction of lignocellulose.

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