/vis"kohs/, n.
1. 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.
2. viscose rayon.
3. of, pertaining to, or made from viscose.
4. viscous.
[1350-1400 for def. 4; 1895-1900 for def. 1; (in def. 4) < LL viscosus VISCOUS (see -OSE1); (in def. 1) < L visc(um) birdlime + -OSE2]

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