fluoroplastic

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

noun Chemistry.

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

Origin of fluoroplastic

Also called fluor·o·pol·y·mer [floo r-uh-pol-uh-mer, flawr-, flohr-] /ˌflʊər əˈpɒl ə mər, ˌflɔr-, ˌfloʊr-/.
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