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English Dictionary: cellulose by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cellulose \Cel"lu*lose`\ (s[ecr]l"[usl]*l[omac]s`), a.
      Consisting of, or containing, cells.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cellulose \Cel"lu*lose`\, n. (Chem.)
      The substance which constitutes the essential part of the
      solid framework of plants, of ordinary wood, 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}.
               Unsized, well bleached linen paper is merely pure
               cellulose.                                             --Goodale.
      {Starch cellulose}, the delicate framework which remains when
            the soluble part (granulose) of starch is removed by
            saliva or pepsin. --Goodale.
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