[hem-i-sel-yuh-lohs] /ˌhɛm ɪˈsɛl yəˌloʊs/

any of a group of gummy polysaccharides, intermediate in complexity between sugar and , that hydrolyze to monosaccharides more readily than .
any of a group of plant polysaccharides that occur chiefly in the cell wall

hemicellulose hem·i·cel·lu·lose (hěm’ĭ-sěl’yə-lōs’, -lōz’)
Any of several polysaccharides that are more complex than a sugar and less complex than cellulose and found in plant cell walls.


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