celloidin etymology

English word celloidin comes from English cellulose, English flagellar (Of or pertaining to a flagellum.), English -oid

Detailed word origin of celloidin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cellulose English (eng) (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. Consisting of, or containing, cells.
flagellar English (eng) Of or pertaining to a flagellum.
-oid English (eng) Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Forms adjectives and nouns.
celloidin English (eng) (biology) A semisolid solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol. Used to embed specimens for microscopy before they are sectioned and placed on slides.. A specimen embedded in celloidin.

Words with the same origin as celloidin

Descendants of cellulose
cellophane cellucotton cellulase cellulosic endocellulase exocellulase lignocellulolytic lignocellulosic pectose
Descendants of flagellar
Descendants of -oid
alkaloid asteroid cannabinoid colloidal cycloid designoid factoid fibroid humanoid insectoid keloid mechanoid mong mongoloid monoid negro opioid paranoid planetoid roid schizoid solenoid sphenoid steroid trapezoid