hydrocellulose

[hahy-druh-sel-yuh-lohs]
noun
a gelatinous substance obtained by the partial hydrolysis of cellulose, used chiefly in the manufacture of paper, mercerized cotton, and viscose rayon.

Origin:
1875–80; hydro-1 + cellulose

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hydrocellulose (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsɛljʊˌləʊs, -ˌləʊz)
 
n
a gelatinous material consisting of hydrated cellulose, made by treating cellulose with water, acids, or alkalis: used in making paper, viscose rayon, and mercerized cotton

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Example sentences
The sausage may be stuffed in animal casings, hydrocellulose casings, or cloth bags.
These cellulosic impurities may be degraded to hydrocellulose, without damaging the wool, when acted on by acids.
These cellulosic impurities may be degraded to hydrocellulose, without damaging the wool, when acted upon by acids.
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