methylcellulose definition

  • noun:
    • A powdery material ready synthetically because of the methylation of normal cellulose and used as a food additive, a bulk-forming laxative, an emulsifier, and a thickener. It swells in water to create a gel.
    • A white powdery compound, obtained because of the methylation of cellulose, that swells in touch with water to make a gel; it offers many commercial programs.

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