Spandices

spandex

[span-deks]
noun Chemistry.
a synthetic fiber composed of a long-chain polymer, used chiefly in the manufacture of garments to add elasticity.

Origin:
1955–60; anagram of expands

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spandex (ˈspændɛks)
 
n
a type of synthetic stretch fabric made from polyurethane fibre
 
[C20: coined from an anagram of expands]

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Spandex
synthetic fiber, 1959, Amer.Eng., proprietary name, an arbitrary formation from expand.
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