/ (ˈtɛtrəˌflʊərəʊˈɛθiːn) /
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chem a dense colourless gas that is polymerized to make polytetrafluorethene (PTFE). Formula: F 2 C:CF 2Also called: tetrafluoroethylene
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Word Origin for tetrafluoroethene
C20: from tetra- + fluoro- + ethene
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