[ mod-uh-kril-ik, mod- ]
/ ˈmɒd əˈkrɪl ɪk, ˌmɒd- /
any of various synthetic copolymer textile fibers, as Dynel, containing less than 85 percent but more than 35 percent of acrylonitrile.
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Origin of modacrylic fiber
1955–60; mod(ified) + acrylic
Also called mod·a·cryl·ic.
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