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Cellulose

Cellulose is a complex polysaccharide consisting of many glucose molecules; the characteristic structural material of plant cell walls.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Cellulose
- Consisting of, or containing, cells.
2. Cellulose
- 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.
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