Lycra

Lycra

[lahy-kruh]
Trademark.
a brand of spandex.
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Lycra (ˈlaɪkrə)
 
n
trademark a type of synthetic elastic fabric and fibre used for tight-fitting garments, such as swimming costumes

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Lycra
elastic polyurethane fiber, 1958, proprietary name (reg. by E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, Del., U.S.) of an elastic polyurethane fiber.
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