acrylic-fiber

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.

Origin:
1950–55

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acrylic fiber  
Any of numerous synthetic fibers polymerized from acrylonitrile.
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