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PVC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does PVC mean? 

PVC (noun)
  The noun PVC has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: PVC used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PVC (noun)


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Meaning:

A polymer of vinyl chloride used instead of rubber in electric cables

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

polyvinyl chloride; PVC

Hypernyms ("PVC" is a kind of...):

polyvinyl resin; vinyl polymer; vinyl resin (a thermoplastic derived by polymerization from compounds containing the vinyl group)


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Meaning:

Irregularity of cardiac rhythm; recurrent occurrences can be a precursor of ventricular fibrillation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

premature ventricular contraction; PVC

Hypernyms ("PVC" is a kind of...):

arrhythmia; cardiac arrhythmia (an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart)


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