Definitions for viscoseˈvɪs koʊs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a viscous solution prepared by treating cellulose with caustic soda and carbon bisulfide: used in manufacturing regenerated cellulose fibers, sheets, or tubes, as rayon or cellophane.
(adj.)of, pertaining to, or made from viscose.
Origin of viscose:
1895–1900; < L visc(um) birdlime + -ose2
cellulose xanthate, viscose(noun)
a cellulose ester obtained by treating cellulose with caustic soda
viscose rayon, viscose(noun)
a rayon fabric made from viscose (cellulose xanthate) fibers
A viscous orange-brown liquid obtained by chemical treatment of cellulose and used as the basis of manufacturing rayon and cellulose film.
A fabric made from this material.
Origin: viscosus, from viscum, birdlime.