TENCEL C \?ten ?sil ?s?\
n. 1 a: A fabric by Lenzing that combines Tencel (a trademarked name for lyocell) and chitosan, a naturally replenishable biopolymer derived from shells of mollusks. b: Purports to offer cosmetic benefits by hydrating and renewing cells, resulting in healthier, less wrinkled, and faster-healing skin. c: Naturally inhibits bacterial growth, accepts dyes, and is machine washable (50 times or more without losing its cosmetic properties, according to Lenzing). d: Used in home textiles, bedding, and active apparel.