Lucite

[ loo-sahyt ]
/ ˈlu saɪt /
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Trademark.

a transparent or translucent plastic, any of a class of methyl methacrylate ester polymers.

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Lucite

1937, proprietary name (E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.) for a solid, transparent plastic, from Latin luc(i)-, from stem of lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)).

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