tetrafluoroethene

/ (ˈtɛtrəˌflʊərəʊˈɛθiːn) /

noun

chem a dense colourless gas that is polymerized to make polytetrafluorethene (PTFE). Formula: F 2 C:CF 2Also called: tetrafluoroethylene

Nearby words

  1. tetraethyl,
  2. tetraethyl lead,
  3. tetraethyl pyrophosphate,
  4. tetraethyllead,
  5. tetrafluoride,
  6. tetrafluoroethylene,
  7. tetrafunctional,
  8. tetragon,
  9. tetragonal,
  10. tetragonal trisoctahedron

Word Origin for tetrafluoroethene

C20: from tetra- + fluoro- + ethene

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