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acrylic fiber

noun, Chemistry.
any of the group of synthetic textile fibers, as Orlon, made by the polymerization of acrylonitrile as the principal component with one or more other monomers.
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First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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acrylic fiber in Science
acrylic fiber  
Any of numerous synthetic fibers polymerized from acrylonitrile.
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