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Cellobiose vs. Cellulose

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Cellobiosenoun

(carbohydrate) A disaccharide, found mainly as a repeat unit in cellulose, in which two glucose units are joined with a 1, 4-β linkage

Cellulosenoun

A complex carbohydrate that forms the main constituent of the cell wall in most plants and is important in the manufacture of numerous products, such as paper, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and explosives.

Cellobiose

Cellobiose is a disaccharide with the formula (C6H7(OH)4O)2O. It is classified as a reducing sugar. In terms of its chemical structure, it is derived from the condensation of a pair β-glucose molecules forging a β(1→4) bond.

Cellulosenoun

(organic compound) A polysaccharide containing many glucose units in parallel chains.

Celluloseadjective

Consisting of, or containing, cells.

Celluloseadjective

Consisting of, or containing, cells.

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Cellulosenoun

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.

‘Unsized, well bleached linen paper is merely pure cellulose.’;

Cellulosenoun

a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers

Cellulose

Cellulose is an organic compound with the formula (C6H10O5)n, a polysaccharide consisting of a linear chain of several hundred to many thousands of β(1→4) linked D-glucose units. Cellulose is an important structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants, many forms of algae and the oomycetes.

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