phthal·ate noun \ˈtha-ˌlāt\
: any of various salts or esters of phthalic acid used especially as plasticizers and in solvents
First Known Use of PHTHALATE
phthal·ate noun \ˈthal-ˌāt\ (Medical Dictionary)
: a salt or ester of phthalic acid
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