parkesine definition

  • noun:
    • A compound, initially made of gun cotton fiber and castor oil, but later on from various products, and utilized as an alternative for vulcanized India rubber and for ivory; -- called in addition xylotile.
    • The name provided by the creator, Alex. Parkes, to a plastic product, with properties like those of horn or ivory, gotten by evaporating a solution of pyroxylin that various other substances was indeed added. Its manufacture wasn't commercially effective, however it was a precursor of better-known celluloid.

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