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 cellulosic adjective.
ORIGIN French, from cellule 'small cell' .

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