polyvinylidene chloride


noun Chemistry.

a polymer of vinylidene chloride, used chiefly in the manufacture of saran.

Nearby words

  1. polyvinyl butyral,
  2. polyvinyl chloride,
  3. polyvinyl formal,
  4. polyvinyl resin,
  5. polyvinylidene,
  6. polyvinylpyrrolidone,
  7. polyvoltine,
  8. polywater,
  9. polyxena,
  10. polyzoa

Origin of polyvinylidene chloride

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for polyvinylidene chloride

polyvinylidene chloride

noun

any one of a class of thermoplastic materials formed by the polymerization of vinylidene chloride: used in packaging and for making pipes and fittings for chemical equipmentAlso called: saran
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