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 for cellulose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cellulose \Cel"lu*lose`\ (s[e^]l"[-u]*l[=o]s`), a.
     Consisting of, or containing, cells.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cellulose \Cel"lu*lose`\, n. (Chem.)
     The substance which constitutes the essential part of the
     solid framework of plants, of ordinary wood, cotton, linen,
     paper, etc. It is also found to a slight extent in certain
     animals, as the tunicates. It is a carbohydrate,
     (C6H10O5)n, isomeric with starch, and is convertible into
     starches and sugars by the action of heat and acids. When
     pure, it is a white amorphous mass. See Starch,
     Granulose, Lignin.
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           Unsized, well bleached linen paper is merely pure
           cellulose.                               --Goodale.
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     Starch cellulose, the delicate framework which remains when
        the soluble part (granulose) of starch is removed by
        saliva or pepsin. --Goodale.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cellulose
      n 1: a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant
           tissues and fibers

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