cello etymology

English word cello comes from English cellulose

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Detailed word origin of cello

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cellulose English (eng) Consisting of, or containing, cells. (organic compound) A polysaccharide containing many glucose units in parallel chains.. 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.
cellophane English (eng) (transitive) To wrap or package in cellophane. Any of a variety of transparent plastic films, especially one made of processed cellulose.
cello English (eng) Cellophane.