fluoropolymer

noun

flu·​o·​ro·​polymer
¦flu̇(ə)(ˌ)rō,
¦flōr(ˌ)ō,
¦flȯ(ˌ)rō+
: any of various homopolymers or copolymers that consist mainly of fluorine and carbon and that are characterized by chemical inertness, thermal stability, and a low coefficient of friction

Word History

Etymology

fluor- + polymer

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“Fluoropolymer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluoropolymer. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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