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celluloid

noun cel·lu·loid \ˈsel-yə-ˌlid\

: a tough kind of plastic that was used in the past to make photographic film and other products

: the film used to make movies

Full Definition of CELLULOID

1
:  a tough flammable thermoplastic composed essentially of cellulose nitrate and camphor
2
:  a motion-picture film <a work … making its third appearance on celluloid — John McCarten>
celluloid adjective

Origin of CELLULOID

from Celluloid, a trademark
First Known Use: 1870

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