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

  • n. A thermoplastic resin, (C2F4)n, that is resistant to heat and chemicals, has an extremely low coefficient of friction, and is used as a coating on cookware, gaskets, seals, and hoses.

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  • n. A tough synthetic resin used to make seals and bearings and to create a nonstick coating on cooking utensils.

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

  • n. a material used to coat cooking utensils and in industrial applications where sticking is to be avoided


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  • Traditional non-stick cooking pans use a coating called polytetrafluoroethylene that cannot withstand overheating.


  • Teflon nonstick pans: the nonstick Stuff is polytetrafluoroethylene which, when heated—as pans often are—releases toxic gasses linked to cancer, organ failure, reproductive damage, and other harmful health effects.


  • “The implants are typically silicone or polytetrafluoroethylene,” he said.

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Skin Deep

  • But this year DuPont, which makes polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin, which is what Teflon was called when it first popped up as a laboratory accident back in 1938, reached a $16.5 million settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency; it seems the company knew all along that Teflon was bad for you.

    Nora Ephron: Farewell to Teflon

  • The white dome had been constructed of polytetrafluoroethylene, a synthetic fluoropolymer that was lighter than the air trapped inside the dome.

    Hellgate London Covenant

  • For the manufacturer to insist the Swiss Diamond pans contain no Teflon whatsoever when it is made primarily from polytetrafluoroethylene, the chemical widely known as Teflon, is extremely deceptive.

    Consumer fraud alert: Swiss Diamond non-stick cookware made with same chemical as Teflon

  • What the NextTen catalog fails to mention, though, is that the "most famous non-stick surface" is made of polytetrafluoroethylene, the exact same chemical used in Swiss Diamond pans!

    Consumer fraud alert: Swiss Diamond non-stick cookware made with same chemical as Teflon

  • PTFE, or polytetrafluoroethylene, was discovered in 1938 by Dr. Roy Plunkett.

    Revolutionary Inventions For House And Home

  • The shell contains a mixture of aluminium polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE and perchlorate oxydiser, moulded together into an aerodynamic shape.

    Burning Bullets | Impact Lab

  • This is a soft -- it's a synthetic form of polytetrafluoroethylene, the same compound that's used in Gortex, but it's made much more soft now and spongy so ...

    CNN Transcript Nov 8, 2003


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