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  • n. The first man-made plastic; pyroxylin.

Etymologies

Parkes +‎ -ine, originally a trademark. (Wiktionary)

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  • Trade name of a synthetic substitute for ivory that was awarded a bronze medal at the 1862 World's Fair in London.

    May 21, 2010