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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: cellule; CELLULITE

cellulose

noun
     
cel‧lu‧lose [uncountable]
1HB the material that the cell walls of plants are made of and that is used to make plastics, paper etc
2 also cellulose acetateTIM technical a plastic that is used for many industrial purposes, especially making photographic film and explosives
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