viscose rayon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A rayon made by reconverting cellulose from a soluble xanthate form to tough fibers by washing in acid.
Variant of viscose
- of, containing, or made of viscose
Origin: Late Latin viscosus: see viscous
- an amber-colored, syruplike solution made by treating cellulose with sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide: used in making rayon thread and fabrics, and cellophane
- thread or fabric made from viscosein full viscose rayon