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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cel·lu·loid /ˈsɛljəˌlɔɪd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cel·lu·loid n.  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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat
            celluloid characters" [syn: 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,