A synthetic fibre known for its exceptional elasticity.
an elastic polyurethane material, used for hosiery, underwear, and other close-fitting clothing.
Clothing made from such material.
An elastic textile material, used for clothing
an elastic synthetic fabric
a type of stretchy polyurethane fabric
‘gold spandex leggings’;
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, US.The generic name , which is an anagram of the word , is the preferred name in North America.