cellucotton etymology

English word cellucotton comes from English cotton, English cellulose

Detailed word origin of cellucotton

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cotton English (eng) (countable) An item of clothing made from cotton.. (textiles) The textile made from the fiber harvested from the cotton plant.. A plant that encases its seed in a thin fiber that is harvested and used as a fabric or cloth.. Gossypium, a genus of plant used as a source of cotton fiber. Made of cotton. To get on with someone or something; to have a good relationship with someone.
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.
cellucotton English (eng) A cellulose-based cotton substitute used in the early 20th century.

Words with the same origin as cellucotton

Descendants of cotton
gossypiboma
Descendants of cellulose
celloidin cellophane cellulase cellulosic endocellulase exocellulase lignocellulolytic lignocellulosic pectose