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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Teflon, polytetrafluoroethylenenoun

    a material used to coat cooking utensils and in industrial applications where sticking is to be avoided

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  1. polytetrafluoroethylenenoun

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

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  1. Polytetrafluoroethylene

    Polytetrafluoroethylene is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene that has numerous applications. The best known brand name of PTFE is Teflon by DuPont Co. PTFE is a fluorocarbon solid, as it is a high-molecular-weight compound consisting wholly of carbon and fluorine. PTFE is hydrophobic: neither water nor water-containing substances wet PTFE, as fluorocarbons demonstrate mitigated London dispersion forces due to the high electronegativity of fluorine. PTFE has one of the lowest coefficients of friction against any solid. PTFE is used as a non-stick coating for pans and other cookware. It is very non-reactive, partly because of the strength of carbon–fluorine bonds, and so it is often used in containers and pipework for reactive and corrosive chemicals. Where used as a lubricant, PTFE reduces friction, wear, and energy consumption of machinery. It is also commonly used as a graft material in surgical interventions. It is commonly believed that Teflon is a spin-off product from the NASA space projects. Though it has been used by NASA, the assumption is incorrect.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Polytetrafluoroethylene

    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. Synonyms: Fluoroflex; Fluoroplast; Ftoroplast; Halon; Polyfene; PTFE; Tetron.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polytetrafluoroethylene in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polytetrafluoroethylene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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