cellulolytic


cellulolytic
\\|selyəlō|lid.ik\ adjective
Etymology: cellul- (II) + -lytic
: having the capacity to hydrolyze cellulose — used of certain bacteria and protozoans

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/sel'yeuh loh lit"ik/, adj. Biochem.
(of bacteria or enzymes) capable of hydrolyzing cellulose.
[1940-45; CELLUL(OSE) + -O- + -LYTIC]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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