from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A complex carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n, that is composed of glucose units, forms the main constituent of the cell wall in most plants, and is important in the manufacture of numerous products, such as paper, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and explosives.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A complex carbohydrate that forms the main constituent of the cell wall in most plants and is important in the manufacture of numerous products, such as paper, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and explosives.
- n. A polysaccharide containing many glucose units in parallel chains.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of, or containing, cells.
- n. The substance which constitutes the essential part of the solid framework of plants, of ordinary wood, cotton, linen, paper, etc. It is also found to a slight extent in certain animals, as the tunicates. It is a carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n, isomeric with starch, and is convertible into starches and sugars by the action of heat and acids. When pure, it is a white amorphous mass. See starch, granulose, lignin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing cells.
- n. In botany, the essential constituent of the primary wall-membrane of all cells, a secretion from the contained protoplasm, isomerous with starch in its composition, and allied to starch, sugar, and inulin.
- Formed of cellulose.
- n. A light material used as a packing in coffer-dam compartments of warships in the vicinity of the water-line. In the United States navy, cellulose from the husk of the cocoanut and that from the pith of cornstalks have been used for this purpose. See coffer-dam, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
By utilizing a combination of polyurethane foam and blown in cellulose The Method Cabin will achieve an R value of 25+ will improve energy efficiency.
Two bacteria better than one in cellulose-fed fuel cell
And, our cellulose is sourced from renewable tree farms.
Researchers have discovered that cellulose is a smart material that can flap when exposed to an electric field.
Experts say the U.S. is unlikely to meet a government mandate to produce at least 16 billion gallons a year of so-called cellulose fuel, made from vegetable waste, by a 2022 target date.
Plants are made mostly of tough stuff called cellulose and hemicellulose.
Since elephants eat plants, the dung is primarily cellulose, which is used to make paper.
Insoluble fiber technically called cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, also known as roughage, does not dissolve in water or break down in your digestive system.
Made from an organic compound called cellulose, it is easily flushed out by the body and can stop hunger for a few hours.
Xylitol: A sugar alcohol, derived from xylan a complex sugar chain, sort of like cellulose, which is found in corncobs, straw, almond shells, and birch bark which is then broken down into individual units of a simple sugar, called xylose, which is then hydrogenated to make xylitol.