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(sel′yŭ-lōs″ )

[cellula + ¹-ose]
A polysaccharide that forms plant fiber; a fibrous form of carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n, constituting the supporting framework of most plants. It is composed of many glucose units. When ingested, it stimulates peristalsis and promotes intestinal elimination. When ingested by humans, cellulose provides no nutrient value because it is not chemically changed or absorbed in digestion; it remains a polysaccharide.
Some foods that contain cellulose are apples, apricots, asparagus, beans, beets, bran flakes, broccoli, cabbage, celery, mushrooms, oatmeal, onions, oranges, parsnips, prunes, spinach, turnips, wheat flakes, whole grains, and whole wheat bread.
SEE: dietary fiber

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Cellulose." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743605/all/cellulose.
Cellulose. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743605/all/cellulose. Accessed August 21, 2019.
Cellulose. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743605/all/cellulose
Cellulose [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 21]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743605/all/cellulose.
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