methylcellulose

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methylcellulose meth·yl·cel·lu·lose (měth'əl-sěl'yə-lōs', -lōz')
n.
A powdery substance that swells in water to form a gel, is prepared by the methylation of natural cellulose, and is used as a food additive, a bulk-forming laxative, an emulsifier, and a thickener.

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