triacetate

noun
tri·​ac·​e·​tate | \(ˌ)trī-ˈa-sə-ˌtāt \

Definition of triacetate 

1 : an acetate containing three CH3COO− groups

2 : a textile fiber or fabric consisting of cellulose that is completely or almost completely acetylated

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The game was shot on triacetate film by Indiana University's Audio-Visual Center, which used to film important Indiana high school sports competitions for distribution to high school coaches for use as teaching aids. Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, "Here's your chance to see the film of 1954 basketball championship that inspired 'Hoosiers'," 23 Jan. 2018 Authorities suspect the packages held triacetate triperoxide, or TATP, an explosive that has been used in terrorist attacks, Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Gabriel said in U.S. District Court in Portland. Everton Bailey Jr., OregonLive.com, "Man accused of igniting bomb in car had 3 other explosives, prosecutor says," 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of triacetate

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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triacetate

noun
tri·​ac·​e·​tate | \(ˈ)trī-ˈas-ə-ˌtāt \

Medical Definition of triacetate 

: an acetate containing three CH3COO groups

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