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[floo r-uh-plas-tik, flawr-, flohr-] /ˌflʊər əˈplæs tɪk, ˌflɔr-, ˌfloʊr-/

noun, Chemistry.
any of the , as Teflon, in which hydrogen atoms of the hydrocarbon chains are replaced by fluorine atoms.


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