polytetrafluoroethylene

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polytetrafluoroethylene

[¦päl·ē‚te·trə‚flür·ō′eth·ə‚lēn]
(organic chemistry)
(CF2CF2)n A highly crystalline perfluorinated polymer that is characteristically resistant to heat and chemicals.

polytetrafluoroethylene

A waxy opaque thermoplastic resin commonly known by its proprietary name Teflon; resistant to acid oxidizing agents and to alkalis; has a particularly slippery surface.