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Fibre vs Cellulose - What's the difference?

fibre | cellulose |

As nouns the difference between fibre and cellulose

is that fibre is (single elongated piece of material) A single piece of a given material, elongated and roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibres to form thread 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 an adjective cellulose is

consisting of, or containing, cells.

fibre

English

(wikipedia fibre)

Alternative forms

* fiber (US)

Noun

  • (en noun) (British, Canada, Australia, Ireland, NZ, South Africa)
  • (senseid)(countable) A single piece of a given material, elongated and roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibres to form thread.
  • The microscope showed several different fibres stuck to the sole of the shoe.
  • (senseid)(uncountable) Material in the form of fibres.
  • The cloth was made from strange, somewhat rough fibre .
  • Dietary fibre.
  • ''Fresh vegetables are a good source of fibre .
  • Moral strength and resolve.
  • The ordeal was a test of everyone’s fibre .
  • (mathematics) The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.
  • Under this map, any two values in the fibre of a given point on the circle differ by 2π
  • (computing) A kind of lightweight thread of execution.
  • Anagrams

    * * ----

    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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