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 for celluloid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Celluloid \Cel"lu*loid`\ (s[e^]l"[-u]*loid), n. [Cellulose +
     A substance composed essentially of gun cotton and camphor,
     and when pure resembling ivory in texture and color, but
     variously colored to imitate coral, tortoise shell, amber,
     malachite, etc. It is used in the manufacture of jewelry and
     many small articles, as combs, brushes, collars, and cuffs;
     -- originally called xylonite.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat
             celluloid characters" [syn: celluloid, synthetic]
      n 1: highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and
           camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its
           use has decreased with the development of nonflammable
      2: a medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces
         transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema";
         "film coverage of sporting events" [syn: film, cinema,

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