alginate fiber

noun

Definition of alginate fiber

: any of various fibers made from alginates (as calcium alginate) that are characterized by nonflammability and in some cases by solubility in water or dilute alkaline solutions and are used in making yarns and textiles

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First Known Use of alginate fiber

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Alginate fiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alginate%20fiber. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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