hemi cellulose

hemicellulose

[hem-i-sel-yuh-lohs]
noun
any of a group of gummy polysaccharides, intermediate in complexity between sugar and cellulose, that hydrolyze to monosaccharides more readily than cellulose.

Origin:
1890–95; hemi- + cellulose

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hemicellulose (ˌhɛmɪˈsɛljʊˌləʊz)
 
n
any of a group of plant polysaccharides that occur chiefly in the cell wall

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hemicellulose hem·i·cel·lu·lose (hěm'ĭ-sěl'yə-lōs', -lōz')
n.
Any of several polysaccharides that are more complex than a sugar and less complex than cellulose and found in plant cell walls.

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