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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A common thermoplastic resin, used in a wide variety of manufactured products, including rainwear, garden hoses, phonograph records, and floor tiles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • polyvinyl chloride
  • Premature Ventricular Contraction of the heart.
  • permanent virtual circuit

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. irregularity of cardiac rhythm; recurrent occurrences can be a precursor of ventricular fibrillation
  • n. a polymer of vinyl chloride used instead of rubber in electric cables


p(oly)v(inyl) c(hloride).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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