hydrocellulose


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hydrocellulose

[¦hī·drō′sel·yə‚lōs]
(materials)
A gelatinous mass formed from the reaction of cellulose with water either by grinding cellulose and mixing with water, or by using strong salt solutions, acids, or alkalies; used in the manufacture of artifical fibers such as rayon, mercerized cotton, paper, and vulcanized fiber. Also known as hydrated cellulose.
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