Definition of carboxymethylcellulose in English:

carboxymethylcellulose

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of a range of derivatives of cellulose in which a proportion of the hydrogen atoms of the hydroxyl groups are replaced by carboxymethyl groups, —CH₂COOH.

Origin

1940s. From carboxy- + methyl + cellulose.

Pronunciation

carboxymethylcellulose

/kɑːˌbɒksɪˌmiːθʌɪlˈsɛljʊləʊs//kɑːˌbɒksɪˌmiːθʌɪlˈsɛljʊləʊz/