a white, crystalline, water-soluble disaccharide, C 12 H 22 O 11 , that is obtained by the breakdown of cellulose or lichenin and yields glucose upon hydrolysis: used chiefly in bacteriology as a reagent.
a disaccharide obtained by the hydrolysis of cellulose by cellulase. Formula: C12H22O11
a concentrated form of pyroxylin used to embed tissues for cutting and microscopic examination. Historical Examples noun a nitrocellulose compound derived from pyroxylin, used in a solution of alcohol and ether for embedding specimens before cutting sections for microscopy
a transparent, paperlike product of viscose, impervious to moisture, germs, etc., used to wrap and package food, tobacco, etc. of, made of, or resembling cellophane. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun trademark a flexible thin transparent sheeting made from wood pulp and used as a moisture-proof wrapping n. 1912, trademark name for a flexible, transparent product […]
cellular phone. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun a portable telephone operated by cellular radio In full cellular telephone n. also cell phone, 1984, short for cellular phone. cell phone (cellular telephone) A portable telephone that uses wireless cellular technology to send and receive phone signals. This technology works by dividing the Earth into small regions […]
application A program for modelling populations of biological cells. [“CELLSIM II User’s Manual”, C.E. Donaghey, U Houston. Sep 1975]. (1994-12-05)