polytetrafluoroethylene

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pol·y·tet·ra·fluor·o·eth·yl·ene

 (pŏl′ē-tĕt′rə-flo͝or′ō-ĕth′ə-lēn′, -flôr′-)
n.
A thermoplastic resin, (C2F4)n, that is resistant to heat and chemicals, has an extremely low coefficient of friction, and is used as a coating on cookware, gaskets, seals, and hoses.

polytetrafluoroethylene

(ˌpɒlɪˌtɛtrəˌflʊərəʊˈɛθɪˌliːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white thermoplastic material with a waxy texture, made by polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene. It is nonflammable, resists chemical action and radiation, and has a high electrical resistance and an extremely low coefficient of friction. It is used for making gaskets, hoses, insulators, bearings, and for coating metal surfaces in chemical plants and in nonstick cooking vessels. Abbreviation: PTFE Also called (trademark): Teflon
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Noun1.polytetrafluoroethylene - a trademark for a material used to coat cooking utensils and in industrial applications where sticking is to be avoided
plastic - generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
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On account of its high chemical resistance, polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) is often used as a gasket in applications involving highly aggressive media.
The membrane produced from polytetrafluorethylene possesses characteristics, which are optimally suited for use in industrial fine dust filtration.
government has called for a complete phase-out of polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE, otherwise known as Teflon) and related products by 2015, due to health concerns.
The aberrant chord was resected and two neo-chordae constructed using polytetrafluorethylene (Gore-Tex"-4, W.
Transposed basilic vein versus polytetrafluorethylene for brachial-axillary arteriovenous fistulas.
Comments: Microslip 684S is produced from 100% virgin grade polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE).
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Experiments on mice conducted by American scientists have shown that transplanted pancreatic precursor cells are protected from the immune system when encapsulated in polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE).