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ˈsɛl əˌfeɪncel·lo·phane

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  1. cellophanenoun

    a transparent paperlike product that is impervious to moisture and used to wrap candy or cigarettes etc.


  1. cellophanenoun

    a transparent paper-like product made of regenerated cellulose, produced in sheets and rolls, which is impervious to moisture and germs, and which is used to wrap candy, cigarettes, and a wide variety of other products for distribution and retail sale; as, a pack of cigarettes in a cellophane wrapper.


  1. cellophanenoun

    Any of a variety of transparent plastic films, especially one made of processed cellulose.

  2. Etymology: Genericized trademark..


  1. Cellophane

    Cellophane is a thin, transparent sheet made of regenerated cellulose. Its low permeability to air, oils, greases, bacteria, and liquid water makes it useful for food packaging. Cellophane is highly permeable to water vapour, but may be coated with nitrocellulose lacquer to prevent this. Cellophane is also used in transparent pressure-sensitive tape, tubing and many other similar applications. Cellophane is compostable and biodegradable, and can be obtained from biomaterials. Production, however, uses carbon disulfide (CS2), which has been found to be highly toxic to workers. The lyocell process, however, can be used to produce cellulose film without involving carbon disulfide."Cellophane" is a generic term in some countries, while in other countries it is a registered trademark.


  1. cellophane

    Cellophane is a thin, transparent sheet made of processed cellulose, primarily used as a packaging material. It is waterproof, greaseproof, and often used for wrapping food items due to its ability to seal in freshness and aroma. Invented in the early 20th century, cellophane is also used in various craft projects and considered a more eco-friendly option than plastic as it is biodegradable.


  1. Cellophane

    Cellophane is a thin, transparent sheet made of regenerated cellulose. Its low permeability to air, oils, greases, bacteria and water makes it useful for food packaging. Cellophane is in many countries a registered trade mark of Innovia Films Ltd based in Wigton, Cumbria, United Kingdom.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cellophane

    A generic name for film produced from wood pulp by the viscose process. It is a thin, transparent sheeting of regenerated cellulose, moisture-proof and sometimes dyed, and used chiefly as food wrapping or as bags for dialysis. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed & McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cellophane in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cellophane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of cellophane in a Sentence

  1. Scott C. Holstad:

    Orange fluff ball, Rocky is an 18-pound marvel of love, so fluffy, he looks like he’s 26 pounds. He scares the local dogs just by sitting and staring at them. Rocky’s there for me when I get home, purrs when he wants to, leads me to the food bowl when he needs to, licks me in an attempt to heal my wounds, loves cellophane, red ribbons, left over chicken. Rocky, my best friend, is my orange fluff ball, and I wish I could share him with the world.

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