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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Celluloid, a trademark

celluloid

noun
     
cel‧lu‧loid [uncountable]
1

on celluloid

AMF on cinema film:
Chaplin's comic genius is preserved on celluloid.
2 a plastic substance made mainly from cellulose that was used in the past to make photographic film and other objects

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