polyacrylonitrile

noun

poly·​ac·​ry·​lo·​ni·​trile ˌpä-lē-ˌa-krə-lō-ˈnī-trəl How to pronounce polyacrylonitrile (audio)
-ˌtrēl
: a polymer of acrylonitrile used often as fibers

Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polyacrylonitrile was in 1935

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“Polyacrylonitrile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyacrylonitrile. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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