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tetrafluoroethylene

[te-truh-floo r-oh-eth-uh-leen, -flawr-, -flohr-] /ˌtɛ trəˌflʊər oʊˈɛθ əˌlin, -ˌflɔr-, -ˌfloʊr-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, water-insoluble, flammable gas, C 2 F 4 , used in the synthesis of certain polymeric resins, as Teflon.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; tetra- + fluoro- + ethylene
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Encyclopedia Article for tetrafluoroethylene

a colourless, odourless, faintly toxic gas belonging to the family of organic halogen compounds; it is the starting material in the manufacture of polytetrafluoroethylene (q.v.), a valuable synthetic resin.

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