casein plastic

noun

Definition of casein plastic

: any of certain tough hard hornlike substances obtained from powdered casein, usually rennet casein, with water as the usual plasticizer, hardened after molding by the action of formaldehyde or some other agent, and used chiefly in making buttons and buckles

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Casein plastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/casein%20plastic. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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