synthetic fiber

noun

Definition of synthetic fiber

: any of various man-made textile fibers including usually those made from natural materials (such as rayon and acetate from cellulose or regenerated protein fibers from zein or casein) as well as fully synthetic fibers (such as nylon or acrylic fibers) — compare polymer

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“Synthetic fiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synthetic%20fiber. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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