Meaning of hydrocellulose

hy•dro•cel•lu•lose

Pronunciation: (hī"dru-sel'yu-lōs"), [key]
— n.
  1. a gelatinous substance obtained by the partial hydrolysis of cellulose, used chiefly in the manufacture of paper, mercerized cotton, and viscose rayon.
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