Definition of lyocell in English:


Syllabification: ly·o·cell
Pronunciation: /ˈlīəˌsel


  • A strong synthetic fiber made from reconstituted cellulose, used in carpets and in apparel when blended with other fibers.
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    • Crafted from a fine-gauge, jersey knit lyocell / polyester blend, it features a wide crew neckline with topstitch finishing and a straight bottom hem.
    • The viscose / lyocell blend is stronger than pure viscose, machine-washable and can be face-finished, he noted.
    • Tencel is the trade name for lyocell denim, which is made of wood pulp instead of cotton, making it similar to rayon.


1990s: probably from Greek luein 'loosen' + cell as in cellulose.

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