Meaning of Rhodoid in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrəʊdɔɪd/


  • An incombustible thermoplastic derived from cellulose acetate.

    A trademark in the United Kingdom.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Trade Marks Journal. From French rhodoïd from rhod- (in classical Latin Rhodanus, the name of the River Rhône) + -oïd (perhaps after celluloïd); the name reflects the introduction of the product by the French chemical and pharmaceutical company Rhône-Poulenc.