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Meaning of polyvinyl chloride

pol'yvi'nyl chlo'ride

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, water-insoluble, thermoplastic resin, derived by the polymerization of vinyl chloride: used chiefly for thin coatings, insulation, and pipings. Also called
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