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cellulose
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
The carbohydrate that is the principal constituent of wood and forms the framework of the wood cells.
Definition Source
Forest Products Laboratory. 2010. Wood handbook - Wood as an engineering material. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-190. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/23457.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/23457
Used For
alpha-cellulose
USE FOR And Type
cellulose digestion (in vitro)
cellulose digestion (in vivo)
Broader Term
glucans
Narrower Term
ethyl cellulose
methylcellulose
Related Term
acid detergent fiber
acid insoluble lignin
cellophane
cellulolytic bacteria
cellulose acetate
cellulose microfibrils
cellulosic wastes
energy cane
lignin
lignocellulose
neutral detergent fiber
roughage
Spanish
celulosa
Term Number
23457