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carboxymethylcellulose

Pronunciation: kar-bok′sē-meth′il-sel′yū-lōs

Definition: A cellulose derivative that forms a colloidal dispersion in water; indigestible and nonabsorbable systemically; absorbs water and is used as a bulk laxative. Can also be used as a suspending agent.

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