polyvinylidene chloride

noun Chemistry.

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


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Origin of polyvinylidene chloride

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for polyvinylidene chloride

polyvinylidene chloride
/ (ˌpɒlɪvaɪˈnɪlɪˌdiːn) /


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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