Cellophane vs Cellulose - What's the difference?

cellophane | cellulose |

Cellophane is a see also of cellulose.


As nouns the difference between cellophane and cellulose

is that cellophane is any of a variety of transparent plastic films, especially one made of processed cellulose while cellulose is 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.

As a verb cellophane

is to wrap or package in cellophane.

As a adjective cellulose is

consisting of, or containing, cells.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

cellophane

Noun

  • Any of a variety of transparent plastic films, especially one made of processed cellulose.
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  • Verb

    (cellophan)
  • To wrap or package in cellophane.
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    cellulose

    Noun

  • 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.
  • (organic compound) A polysaccharide containing many glucose units in parallel chains.
  • Synonyms

    * when used as an emulsifier

    Derived terms

    * cellulose acetate * cellulose nitrate * lignocellulose

    See also

    * cellophane * celluloid * pentosan

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Consisting of, or containing, cells.
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