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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A combination of lignin and cellulose that strengthens woody plant cells.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The combination of lignin and cellulose in the structural cells of woody plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The material of which woody tissue principally consists.


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  • These conclusions are in accordance with the experimental facts, and, taken together with the new evidence we have accumulated from a study of the lignocellulose esters, we may sum up the constitutional points as follows: The lignocellulose is a complex of

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  • The two polymers, collectively called lignocellulose, are very insoluble, resistant to common chemicals and mechanical breakage, and are a superior substance for providing strength and structure to plants. - latest science and technology news stories

  • This is because they're locked up within a substance known as lignocellulose, which provides structural support for plant cell walls.

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  • More promising have been recent advances in turning lignocellulose, the stuff that makes up the cell walls in plants, into ethanol and other fuels: that would allow us to use grasses, wood chips, straw and other non-food as biomass.

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  • There are two main flows of C substrates from plants: plant litter formation with lignocellulose as a main component resistant to microbial breakdown; and the continuous supply of readily available C monomers (root and foliage exudation).

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  • The proportions of these components vary among lignocellulose materials.

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  • Much of the research on ethanol processes is aimed at improving pretreatment for lignocellulose feedstocks to enhance the efficiency and reduce the cost of their hydrolysis to sugars.

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  • Furthermore, it is much easier to dissolve pure cellulose than to extract cellulose from lignocellulose.

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  • Irradiation, milling, and simple heating have also been used to break down lignocellulose.

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  • Operating a pilot plant based on current technology and planting fast-growing species of trees for biomass (such as leucaena or eucalyptus) as potential sources of renewable lignocellulose feedstock will enable organizational and management requirements to be identified in practice.

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