Definitions for viscoseˈvɪs koʊs
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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.
Viscose is a solution of cellulose xanthate made by treating a cellulose compound with sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide. Byproducts include sodium thiocarbonate, sodium carbonate, and sodium sulfide. The viscose solution is used to spin the fiber viscose rayon, or rayon, a soft man-made fiber commonly used in dresses, linings, shirts, shorts, coats, jackets, and other outer wear. It is also used in industrial yarns, upholstery and carpets.
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