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Webster’s College Dictionary Definition for Cellulose

Posted on January 1, 1991

cellulose, n. an inert carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n’ the chief constituent of the cell walls of plants and of wood, cotton, hemp, paper, etc. [1745-55; < NL cellul(a) live cell (see CELLULAR) + -OSE2] — cel’lu-los’i-ty (-los’i te), n.