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cellulolytic

[sel-yuh-loh-lit-ik] /ˌsɛl yə loʊˈlɪt ɪk/
adjective, Biochemistry
1.
(of bacteria or enzymes) capable of hydrolyzing cellulose.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; cellul(ose) + -o- + -lytic
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  • So far, manufacturers have brought down the costs of making cellulolytic enzymes mostly by changing processing methods.

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