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[mahy-lahr] /ˈmaɪ lɑr/

a brand of strong, thin polyester film used in photography, recording tapes, and insulation.

proper name for a polyester film, 1954, trademarked by E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A. Like many Du Pont names, it doesn’t mean anything, they just liked the sound.


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