polytetrafluoroethylene

noun

poly·​tet·​ra·​flu·​or·​o·​eth·​yl·​ene ˌpäl-i-ˌte-trə-ˌflu̇(-ə)r-ō-ˈeth-ə-ˌlēn How to pronounce polytetrafluoroethylene (audio)
: a polymer of tetrafluoroethylene (CF2−CF2)n that is a resin with good resistance to chemicals and heat and that is used to fabricate prostheses
abbreviation PTFE
see teflon

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“Polytetrafluoroethylene.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/polytetrafluoroethylene. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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