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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Superior Mesenteric Artery Pseudoaneurysm Successfully Treated With Polytetrafluroethylene Covered Stent.
Different attempts have been made to prevent peritendinous adhesions after tendon surgery in the form of mechanical barriers around the repaired sites of tendon like cellophane, stainless steel tubes, silastic tubes, polytetrafluroethylene (PTFE), silicon sheath, dacron tube have all been used with disappointing results.
Polytetrafluroethylene (PTFE) has low friction coefficient, so it is suitable for using in the fields as rotary shaft seals and lubricant.