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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 of polyvinyl chloride
1930-1935
1930-35
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PVC

abbreviation
1.
polyvinyl chloride; a synthetic thermoplastic material made by polymerizing vinyl chloride. The properties depend on the added plasticizer. The flexible forms are used in hosepipes, insulation, shoes, garments, etc. Rigid PVC is used for moulded articles

polyvinyl chloride

noun
1.
the full name of PVC
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Word Origin and History for PVC

pvc

n.

also P.V.C., initialism from polyvinyl chloride (1933); see polyvinyl.

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PVC in Medicine

PVC abbr.
polyvinyl chloride

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

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PVC in Science
PVC  
See polyvinyl chloride.
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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PVC in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for PVC

PVC

1.
permanent virtual circuit
2.
polyvinyl chloride
3.
premature ventricular contraction
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