Cellulose
Cellulose Cel"lu*lose`, n. (Chem.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

Unsized, well bleached linen paper is merely pure cellulose. --Goodale. [1913 Webster]

{Starch cellulose}, the delicate framework which remains when the soluble part (granulose) of starch is removed by saliva or pepsin. --Goodale. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cellulose — is an organic compound with the formula chem|(C|6|H|10|O|5|)|n, a polysaccharide consisting of a linear chain of several hundred to over ten thousand β(1→4) linked D glucose units.cite book author=Crawford, R. L. title=Lignin biodegradation and… …   Wikipedia

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  • cellulose — [ selyloz ] n. f. • 1839; de cellule et 1. ose ♦ Substance principale des parois cellulaires et des fibres de tous les tissus végétaux, polymère du glucose (C6H10O5) n, utilisée dans la fabrication du papier, des textiles et d explosifs. Produits …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cellulose — Cellulose, pflanzlicher Zellstoff, Holzfaser, heißt derjenige Stoff, welcher das Gewebe der Pflanzen, das allgemeine Material für die pflanzlichen Elementarorgane, die Pflanzenzellen, bildet. In neuester Zeit hat man jedoch auch in dem Mantel der …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • cellulose — 1835, coined by French chemist Anselme Payen (1795 1871) from noun use of adj. cellulose consisting of cells, coined 18c. from L. cellula (see CELLULOID (Cf. celluloid)) + ose a French suffix forming nouns that was soon thereafter, via this usage …   Etymology dictionary

  • cellulose — ► NOUN 1) an insoluble substance derived from glucose, forming the main constituent of plant cell walls and of vegetable fibres such as cotton. 2) paint or lacquer consisting principally of cellulose acetate or nitrate in solution. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • Cellulose — Cel lu*lose (s[e^]l [ u]*l[=o]s ), a. Consisting of, or containing, cells. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cellulose — cellulose. См. клетчатка. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Cellulose — (Pflanzlicher Zellenstoff, Holzfaser, Sklerogen, Xylon, Lignin, Fungin, Medullin, Chem.), C12H10O10, gehört zu den neutralen Kohlenhydraten u. bildet die Grundlage aller festen Pflanzentheile; sie tritt fast ausschließlich im Pflanzenreiche auf u …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cellulose — Cellulose, unverzweigtes, kettenförmiges Kohlenhydrat aus der Gruppe der ⇒ Polysaccharide; häufigste organische Verbindung der Biosphäre; besteht aus 8000–12000 β 1,4 glykosidisch verknüpften D Glucoseeinheiten; Hauptbestandteil der… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

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