xylotile
Parkesine Parkes"ine (p[aum]rks"[i^]n or p[aum]rks"[=e]n), n. [So called from Mr. Parkes, the inventor.] A compound, originally made from gun cotton and castor oil, but later from different materials, and used as a substitute for vulcanized India rubber and for ivory; -- called also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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Xylotile — Xy lo*tile, n. Same as {Parkesine}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • xylotile — xy·lo·tile …   English syllables

  • xylotile — ˈzīləˌtīl noun ( s) Etymology: German xylotil, from xyl + Greek tilos something plucked, from tillein to pluck : a mineral approximately (Mg,Fe)3Fe2Si7O20.11H2O that is a hydrous iron magnesium silicate, occurs in delicately fibrous forms, and is …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parkesine — Parkes ine (p[aum]rks [i^]n or p[aum]rks [=e]n), n. [So called from Mr. Parkes, the inventor.] A compound, originally made from gun cotton and castor oil, but later from different materials, and used as a substitute for vulcanized India rubber… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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