cellophane etymology

English word cellophane comes from English cellulose, English diaphane

Detailed word origin of cellophane

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.
diaphane English (eng) A woven silk stuff with transparent and colored figures. Something transparent or diaphanous.
cellophane English (eng) Any of a variety of transparent plastic films, especially one made of processed cellulose. (transitive) To wrap or package in cellophane.

Words with the same origin as cellophane

Descendants of cellulose
celloidin cellucotton cellulase cellulosic endocellulase exocellulase lignocellulolytic lignocellulosic pectose