cellulosic etymology

English word cellulosic comes from English -ic, English cellulose

Detailed word origin of cellulosic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
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.
cellulosic English (eng) Of, pertaining to, or derived from cellulose. A synthetic plastic derived from cellulose.

Words with the same origin as cellulosic

Descendants of -ic
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Descendants of cellulose
celloidin cellophane cellucotton cellulase endocellulase exocellulase lignocellulolytic lignocellulosic pectose