lignocellulose etymology

English word lignocellulose comes from English cellulose, English ligno- (Wood.)

Detailed word origin of lignocellulose

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.
ligno- English (eng) Wood.
lignocellulose English (eng) (biochemistry) The combination of lignin and cellulose in the structural cells of woody plants.

Words with the same origin as lignocellulose

Descendants of cellulose
celloidin cellophane cellucotton cellulase cellulosic endocellulase exocellulase lignocellulolytic lignocellulosic pectose
Descendants of ligno-
lignocaine lignophagia lignosulfonate lignotuber