Meaning of carboxymethylcellulose

car•box•y•meth•yl•cel•lu•lose

Pronunciation: (kär-bok"sē-meth"ul-sel'yu-lōs"), [key]
— n.
  1. a white, water-soluble polymer derived from cellulose, used as a coating and sizing for paper and textiles, a stabilizer for various foods, and an appetite suppressor.
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