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[sel-yuh-loh-sik] /ˌsɛl yəˈloʊ sɪk/
of, containing, or derived from cellulose.
any cellulosic compound or substance.
Origin of cellulosic
1880-85; cellulose + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • cellulosic ethanol, meanwhile, was expected to already be a dominant part of the biofuel market by now.
  • The program's also investigating pretreatments for plant-based cellulosic feedstocks.
  • The result is that no car on the road today uses a drop of cellulosic ethanol.
  • He doesn't make solar panels or wind turbines or cellulosic biofuel.
  • Elimination of unintended application of cellulosic biofuel producer credit.
  • One goal of synthetic biology is to make what is known as cellulosic ethanol.
  • And so there's a lot more feedstock for making cellulosic ethanol than for making traditional, grain-based forms of ethanol.
  • Pressure is building to sort out the myriad production problems preventing cellulosic ethanol from becoming a reality.
  • However, the biggest obstacle to making cellulosic ethanol commercially feasible is the breakdown of cellulose.
  • First, traditional ethanol is only for a transition to cellulosic ethanol.

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