Definition of Polytetrafluoroethylene

1. Noun. A material used to coat cooking utensils and in industrial applications where sticking is to be avoided.

Exact synonyms: Teflon
Generic synonyms: Plastic
Language type: Trademark



Definition of Polytetrafluoroethylene

1. Noun. A tough synthetic resin used to make seals and bearings and to create a nonstick coating on cooking utensils. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Polytetrafluoroethylene

1. Homopolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. Nonflammable, tough, inert plastic tubing or sheeting; used to line vessels, insulate, protect or lubricate apparatus; also as filter, coating for surgical implants or as prosthetic material. Synonym: fluoroflex; fluoroplast; ftoroplast; halon; polyfene; ptfe; tetron. Chemical name: Ethene, tetrafluoro-, homopolymer (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Polytetrafluoroethylene

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"We undertook a study to determine whether the preferential use of an above-knee expanded polytetrafluoroethylene bypass graft to save vein is an appropriate ..."

2. Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy: Principles and Techniques by Camran Nezhat (2000)
"Removal of surgical barriers of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene at second- look laparoscopy was not associated with adhesion formation. ..."

3. State Laws and Ordinances on Firearms by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"For the purposes of this Section, "metal piercing bullet" means polytetrafluoroethylene-coated bullets; jacketed bullets with other than lead or lead alloy ..."

4. New Materials Society, Challenges and Opportunities: New Materials Science ...by DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"polytetrafluoroethylene polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is made by polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene. The resulting material is available as a granular powder ..."

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