Meaning of algin fiber

al'gin fi"ber

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. an alkali-soluble fiber produced by injecting a fine stream of alkaline algin into an aqueous solution of a metallic salt, used chiefly in the manufacture of fine threads.
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