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modacrylic fiber

[mod-uh-kril-ik, mod-] /ˈmɒd əˈkrɪl ɪk, ˌmɒd-/
noun
1.
any of various synthetic copolymer textile fibers, as Dynel, containing less than 85 percent but more than 35 percent of acrylonitrile.
Also called modacrylic.
Origin of modacrylic fiber
1955-1960
1955-60; mod(ified) + acrylic
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