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celluloid [from cellulose], transparent, colorless synthetic plastic made by treating cellulose nitrate with camphor and alcohol. Celluloid was the first important synthetic plastic and was widely used as a substitute for more expensive substances, such as ivory, amber, horn, and tortoiseshell. It is highly flammable and has been largely superseded by newer plastics with more desirable properties. It has been used for combs, brush handles, billiard balls, knife handles, buttons, and other useful objects.

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celluloid Hard plastic invented (1869) in the USA by John Hyatt. Hyatt made the plastic by mixing cellulose nitrate with pigments and fillers in a solution of camphor and alcohol. When heated, it can be moulded into a variety of shapes and hardens on cooling. It was the first major plastic, and was used for early motion pictures. It is highly flammable.

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cel·lu·loid / ˈselyəˌloid/ • n. a transparent flammable plastic made in sheets from camphor and nitrocellulose, formerly used for cinematographic film. ∎  motion pictures as a genre.

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