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vis·cose  audio  (vsks) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A thick, golden-brown viscous solution of cellulose xanthate, used in the manufacture of rayon and cellophane.
  2. Viscose rayon.
ADJECTIVE:
  1. Viscous.
  2. Of, relating to, or made from viscose.

ETYMOLOGY:
visc(ous) + -ose2. Adj., sense 1, Middle English viscous from Late Latin viscsus, from Latin viscum, mistletoe, birdlime made from mistletoe berries


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