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saran

[suh-ran]
noun
  1. a thermoplastic copolymer of vinylidene chloride and usually small amounts of vinyl chloride or acrylonitrile: used as a fiber, for packaging, and for making acid-resistant pipe.
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Origin of saran

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; formerly trademark
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British Dictionary definitions for saran

saran

noun
  1. any one of a class of thermoplastic resins based on vinylidene chloride, used in fibres, moulded articles, and coatings
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Word Origin for saran

C20: after Saran, trademark coined by the Dow Chemical Co
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Word Origin and History for saran

Saran

U.S. trademark name for PVC used as a cling-film, 1940, by Dow Chemical Company.

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