cellulose acetate


noun

  1. any of a group of acetic esters of cellulose, used to make yarns, textiles, nonflammable photographic films, rubber and celluloid substitutes, etc.

noun

  1. nonflammable material made by acetylating cellulose: used in the manufacture of film, dopes, lacquers, and artificial fibres

  1. Any of several compounds obtained by treating cellulose with acetic anhydride. Cellulose acetate is used in lacquers, photographic film, transparent sheeting, and cigarette filters. Also called acetate cellulose

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