Meaning of rayon

ray•on

Pronunciation: (rā'on), [key]
— n.
  1. a regenerated, semisynthetic textile filament made from cellulose, cotton linters, or wood chips by treating these with caustic soda and carbon disulfide and passing the resultant solution, viscose, through spinnerets.
  2. fabric made of this filament.
—adj.
  1. made of rayon.
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