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Mock leno:
a woven structure which imitates the appearance of leno weaves, ie it has an open structure.

Modal:
a type of cellulosic fibre having improved strength and modulus when wet.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2009/10 (Textile Outlook International Issue 136)

Modulus:
a measure of the ability of a fibre to resist extension. It is the ratio between the stress (or load) applied on the fibre to the elongation (strain) resulting from the application of that stress.
Last referenced in: Fibres for Technical Textiles: Para-Aramids and High Performance Polyethylene (Technical Textile Markets Issue 60)

Mohair:
the hair of the angora goat.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2009/10 (Textile Outlook International Issue 136)

Moiré:
a rippled effect created by applying heat and heavy pressure by means of rollers on a ribbedcorded
Moisture management (in textiles and garments):
the process by which moisture is moved away from the skin and dispersed through a fabric to its outer surface. From here, moisture can evaporate, leaving both the skin and garment dry.

Moisture regain:
the percentage of moisture in a textile material brought into equilibrium with a standard atmosphere after partial drying, calculated as a percentage of the moisture-free weight.

Moisture vapour transfer rate (MVTR):
the rate at which a fabric allows moisture vapour to pass through to the outside air in a given amount of time

Moisture vapour transmission (MVT):
the passage of water vapour, usually perspiration, through a fabric or membrane.

Moleskin:
a thick cotton fabric, originally uncut corduroy having a very high weft sett, which is piece-dyed and given a smooth raised finish to simulate the fur of a mole.

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