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Microcrystalline cellulose is refined and partially de-polymerized wood pulp and is commonly found in the form of a white, freely flowing powder. Microcrystalline cellulose is inert in nature and chemically non-reactive with body fluids. It does not degrade during digestion and has a low absorption quotient. Microcrystalline cellulose is majorly used in foodstuffs to impart dietary bulk and can also be used as a natural laxative. It is prepared by treating alpha-cellulose and is obtained in the form of pulp from fibrous plant material.