Parkesine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Parkesine pärks"ĭn or pärks"ēn A compound, originally made from gun cotton and castor oil, but later from different materials, and used as a substitute for vulcanized India rubber and for ivory; -- called also xylotile.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
So called from Mr. Parkes, the inventor

Usage


In news:

The development of a new man-made plastic called Parkesine won the bronze medal in The Great London Exposition in 1862.
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