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Abrasion

Wearing down or scrapping by friction of a hard, rough material.

Accelerator

Raw Material added to latex to boost the vulcanization rate.  A formulation can include one or more accelerators.

Alkali

Aqueous solution of a caustic, highly basic chemical (e.g.: potassium or sodium hydroxide).

Allergy

An abnormal physiological response to a substance penetrating the body due to an over-reaction of the immune system.

Ambidextrous

Ambidextrous gloves can be worn equally well on either hand; this is principally the case for thinner gloves.

Anatomical

A glove is called anatomical when there is one shape for the left hand and another for the right.

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