[pol-ee-te-truh-floo r-oh-eth-uh-leen, -flawr-, -flohr-] /ˌpɒl iˌtɛ trəˌflʊər oʊˈɛθ əˌlin, -ˌflɔr-, -ˌfloʊr-/
any polymer, plastic, or resin having the formula (C 2 F 4) n , prepared from , noted for its slippery, nonsticking properties, and used in the manufacture of gaskets, electrical insulation, tubing, candy molds, container linings, frying-pan coatings, etc.
a white thermoplastic material with a waxy texture, made by polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene. It is nonflammable, resists chemical action and radiation, and has a high electrical resistance and an extremely low coefficient of friction. It is used for making gaskets, hoses, insulators, bearings, and for coating metal surfaces in chemical plants and in nonstick cooking vessels PTFE Also called (trademark) Teflon
A synthetic polymer consisting of a chain of fluorinated ethane units (C2F4). It is a thermoplastic resin that is resistant to heat and chemicals and has an extremely low coefficient of friction (resistance to objects sliding over its surface). It is used as a coating on cookware, gaskets, seals, and hoses.
[pol-ee-teen] /ˈpɒl iˌtin/ noun, Genetics. 1. a giant, cross-banded chromosome that results from multiple replication of its genetic material with the duplicated chromatin strands remaining closely associated.
[pol-ee-thee-iz-uh m, pol-ee-thee-iz-uh m] /ˈpɒl i θiˌɪz əm, ˌpɒl iˈθi ɪz əm/ noun 1. the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods. /ˈpɒlɪθiːˌɪzəm; ˌpɒlɪˈθiːɪzəm/ noun 1. the worship of or belief in more than one god n. 1610s, from French polythéisme (16c.), formed from Greek polytheia “polytheism,” polytheos “of […]
[pol-ee-thee-iz-uh m, pol-ee-thee-iz-uh m] /ˈpɒl i θiˌɪz əm, ˌpɒl iˈθi ɪz əm/ noun 1. the doctrine of or belief in more than one god or in many gods. /ˈpɒlɪθiːˌɪzəm; ˌpɒlɪˈθiːɪzəm/ noun 1. the worship of or belief in more than one god n. 1610s; see polytheism + -ist. n. 1610s, from French polythéisme (16c.), formed […]
[pol-ee-thee-is-tik] /ˌpɒl i θiˈɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to, characterized by, or adhering to , the doctrine that there is more than one god or many gods: Science thrived in the polytheistic culture of ancient Greece.