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polyvinyl chloride

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, water-insoluble, thermoplastic resin, derived by the polymerization of vinyl chloride: used chiefly for thin coatings, insulation, and pipings.
Also called PVC.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for polyvinyl-chloride

polyvinyl chloride

noun
1.
the full name of PVC
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polyvinyl-chloride in Medicine

polyvinyl chloride n.
Abbr. PVC
A common thermoplastic vinyl that is used in a variety of manufactured products.

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polyvinyl-chloride in Science
polyvinyl chloride
  (pŏl'ē-vī'nəl)   
A synthetic resin, composed of repeating units of vinyl chloride (C2H3Cl). Polyvinyl chloride is very versatile and is used in a wide variety of products, including rainwear, garden hoses, audio discs, and floor tiles.
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