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cellulated | cellule | celluliferous | cellulite | cellulitis | celluloid | cellulose | cellulose acetate | cellulose ester | cellulose nitrate | cellulose tape

celluloid

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Adjective, Noun
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Cel=lu=loid

CIDE DICTIONARY

celluloidn. [Cellulose + -oid.].
     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]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

celluloid, n.
1 a transparent flammable plastic made from camphor and cellulose nitrate.
2 cinema film.

Etymology
irreg. f. CELLULOSE

ROGET THESAURUS

celluloid

Imitation

N imitation, copying, transcription, repetition, duplication, reduplication, quotation, reproduction, mimeograph, xerox, facsimile, reprint, offprint, mockery, mimicry, simulation, impersonation, personation, representation, semblance, copy, assimilation, paraphrase, parody, take-off, lampoon, caricature, plagiarism, forgery, counterfeit, celluloid, imitator, echo, cuckoo, parrot, ape, monkey, mocking bird, mime, copyist, copycat, plagiarist, pirate, imitated, mock, mimic, modelled after, molded on, paraphrastic, literal, imitative, secondhand, imitable, aping, apish, mimicking, literally, to the letter, verbatim, literatim, sic, totidem verbis, word for word, mot a mot, exactly, precisely, like master like man, like - but oh! how different!, genius borrows nobly, pursuing echoes calling 'mong the rocks, quotation confesses inferiority, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.


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