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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
1955-1960
1955-60; mod(ified) + acrylic
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