One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An incombustible thermoplastic derived from cellulose acetate. [A trademark in the United Kingdom.]
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Trade Marks Journal. From French rhodoïd from rhod- + -oïd (perhaps after celluloïd); the name reflects the introduction of the product by the French chemical and pharmaceutical company Rhône-Poulenc.
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