dibutyl phthalate


di·bu·tyl phthal·ate

noun \ˌdī-ˌbyü-təl-ˈtha-ˌlāt\

Definition of DIBUTYL PHTHALATE

:  a colorless oily ester C16H22O4 used chiefly as a solvent, plasticizer, pesticide, and repellent (as for chiggers and mites)

Origin of DIBUTYL PHTHALATE

phthalic acid + 1-ate
First Known Use: 1925

dibutyl phthal·ate

noun \-ˈthal-ˌāt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIBUTYL PHTHALATE

: a colorless oily ester C16H22O4 used chiefly as a solvent, plasticizer, pesticide, and repellent (as for chiggers and mites)

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