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carboxymethylcellulose

[kahr-bok-see-meth-uh l-sel-yuh-lohs] /kɑrˌbɒk siˌmɛθ əlˈsɛl yəˌloʊs/
noun
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.
Also called cellulose gum.
Origin of carboxymethylcellulose
1945-1950
1945-50; carb- + oxy-2 + methyl + cellulose
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