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Definition for pvc (2 of 2)

polyvinyl chloride

noun Chemistry.

a white, water-insoluble, thermoplastic resin, derived by the polymerization of vinyl chloride: used chiefly for thin coatings, insulation, and pipings.
Also called PVC.

Origin of polyvinyl chloride

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for pvc (1 of 2)

PVC

abbreviation for

polyvinyl chloride; a synthetic thermoplastic material made by polymerizing vinyl chloride. The properties depend on the added plasticizer. The flexible forms are used in hosepipes, insulation, shoes, garments, etc. Rigid PVC is used for moulded articles

British Dictionary definitions for pvc (2 of 2)

polyvinyl chloride

noun

the full name of PVC
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Medical definitions for pvc (1 of 2)

PVC

abbr.

polyvinyl chloride
premature ventricular contraction

Medical definitions for pvc (2 of 2)

polyvinyl chloride

n.

A common thermoplastic vinyl that is used in a variety of manufactured products.
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Scientific definitions for pvc (1 of 2)

PVC

See polyvinyl chloride.

Scientific definitions for pvc (2 of 2)

polyvinyl chloride
[ pŏl′ē-vīnəl ]

A synthetic resin, composed of repeating units of vinyl chloride (C2H3Cl). Polyvinyl chloride is very versatile and is used in a wide variety of products, including rainwear, garden hoses, audio discs, and floor tiles.
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