polyvinyl chloridecomputing dictionary

<computer hardware> (PVC) A common plastic used for insulating and jacketing many wire and cable products.

(01 Jun 2001)

polyvinyl chloridemedical dictionary


Chloroethene homopolymer. A polyvinyl resin used extensively in the manufacture of plastics, including medical devices, tubing, and other packaging. It is also used as a rubber substitute. Residues are present in human body tissues.

Chemical name: Ethene, chloro-, homopolymer

(12 Dec 1998)