Definition of Hemicellulose

1. Noun. (chemistry) a mixture of several plant polysaccharides, of smaller molecular weight than cellulose, that are soluble in dilute alkali; they are involved in the manufacture of paper, and are used in the production of furfural and ethanol ¹



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Definition of Hemicellulose

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Medical Definition of Hemicellulose

1. Class of plant cell wall polysaccharide that cannot be extracted from the wall by hot water or chelating agents, but can be extracted by aqueous alkali. Includes xylan, glucuronoxylan, arabinoxylan, arabinogalactan II, glucomannan, xyloglucan and galactomannan. Part of the cell wall matrix. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemicellulose

hemiballismus
hemiblock
hemibody irradiation
hemibranchi
hemic
hemic and immune systems
hemic and lymphatic diseases
hemic calculus
hemic distomiasis
hemic murmur
hemicardia
hemicardia dextra
hemicardia sinistra
hemicarp
hemicarps
hemicellulose (current term)
hemicelluloses
hemicentrum
hemicephalalgia
hemicerebra
hemicerebrum
hemicerebrums
hemichannel
hemichannels
hemicholinium
hemicholinium 3
hemichordate
hemichordates

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