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phthalate

noun phthal·ate \ˈtha-ˌlāt\

Definition of PHTHALATE

:  any of various salts or esters of phthalic acid used especially as plasticizers and in solvents
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First Known Use of PHTHALATE

circa 1866
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phthalate

noun phthal·ate \ˈthal-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of PHTHALATE

:  a salt or ester of phthalic acid

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