Definition of Methylcellulose

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) A white powdery substance, obtained by the methylation of cellulose, that swells in contact with water to form a gel; it has many industrial applications. ¹



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Definition of Methylcellulose

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Methylcellulose

1. Methylester of cellulose. Methylcellulose is used as an emulsifying and suspending agent in cosmetics, pharmaceutics and the chemical industry. It is used therapeutically as a bulk laxative. Pharmacological action: cathartic, pharmaceutic aid. Chemical name: Cellulose, methyl ether (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Methylcellulose

methylate
methylated
methylated spirit
methylated spirits
methylates
methylating
methylation
methylations
methylator
methylators
methylatropine bromide
methylazoxymethanol acetate
methylbenzene
methylbenzethonium chloride
methylbenzodioxepinone
methylcellulose (current term)
methylcelluloses
methylchloroform
methylchloroisothiazolinone
methylchlorophenoxypropionic acid
methylcholanthrene
methylcitrate
methylcitrate synthase
methylcobalamin
methylcobamide-coenzyme M methyltransferase
methylcyclohexane
methylcyclohexanes
methylcyclopentadiene
methylcyclopentadienes
methylcyclopentadienyl

Literary usage of Methylcellulose

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1. Code of Federal Regulations: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as of April 1, 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"USP methylcellulose, except that the methoxy content shall not be less than 27.5 percent and not ... Sodium carboxy- methylcellulose is the sodium salt of ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"methylcellulose (Dow Methocel), as described by Ichikawa et al. ... A known number of cells was suspended in 1.4 percent methylcellulose containing tissue ..."

3. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"USP methylcellulose, except that the methoxy content shall not be less than 27.5 percent and not more than 31.5 percent on a dry-weight basis. ..."

4. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 200-299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... karaya gum, kelp, methylcellulose, plantago seed (psyllium), polycarbophil, tragacanth, and xanthan gum. Esophageal obstruction and asphyxiation due to ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"All virus stocks were maintained at -70° and titered on primary rabbit kidney (PRK) cells overlaid with 0.5% methylcellulose (14). PAA (ICN Pharmaceuticals ..."

6. Boxes for the Protection of Books: Their Design and Constructionby Margaret R.. Brown by Margaret R.. Brown (1998)
"... COVERING MATERIAL LINING MATERIAL CLOSURE MATERIALS An internally plasticized polyvinyl acetate aqueous dispersion (PVA) and methylcellulose mixed 1:1. ..."

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