modacrylic fiber

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mod·​acryl·​ic fiber | \ ˌmä-də-ˈkri-lik- How to pronounce modacrylic fiber (audio) \

Definition of modacrylic fiber

: any of various synthetic textile fibers that are long-chain polymers composed of 35 to 85 percent by weight of acrylonitrile units

First Known Use of modacrylic fiber

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for modacrylic fiber

modified acrylic

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“Modacrylic fiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/modacrylic%20fiber. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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