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noun - Lycra is a trademark for an elastic polyurethane fiber or fabric used especially for close-fitting sports clothing and swimwear. Spandex, Lycra or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity. It is a polyether-polyurea copolymer that was invented in 1958 by chemist Joseph Shivers at DuPont's Benger Laboratory in Waynesboro, Virginia. The name "spandex" is an anagram of the word "expands".



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