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Meaning of tetrafluoroethylene

tet•ra•fluo•ro•eth•yl•ene

Pronunciation: (te"tru-floor"ō-eth'u-lēn", -flôr"-, -flōr"-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, water-insoluble, flammable gas, CF, used in the synthesis of certain polymeric resins, as Teflon.
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