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cellulose acetate

noun
1.
any of a group of acetic esters of cellulose, used to make yarns, textiles, nonflammable photographic films, rubber and celluloid substitutes, etc.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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British Dictionary definitions for cellulose-acetate

cellulose acetate

noun
1.
nonflammable material made by acetylating cellulose: used in the manufacture of film, dopes, lacquers, and artificial fibres
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cellulose acetate  
Any of several compounds obtained by treating cellulose with acetic anhydride. Cellulose acetate is used in lacquers, photographic film, transparent sheeting, and cigarette filters. Also called acetate, cellulose.
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