azlon

azlon

[az-lon]
noun Chemistry.
any of the class of textile fibers derived from such proteins as casein or zein.

Origin:
az- + -lon, modeled on nylon

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synthetic textile fibre composed of protein material derived from natural sources. It is produced, like other synthetic fibres, by converting the raw material to a solution that is extruded through the holes of a device called a spinneret and then stretched to improve the alignment of the chains of molecules making up the fibres.

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