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phthalic acid

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noun phthal·ic acid \ˈtha-lik-\

Definition of phthalic acid

  1. :  any of three isomeric acids C8H6O4 obtained by oxidation of various benzene derivatives



Origin of phthalic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, short for obsolete naphthalic acid, from naphthalene


First Known Use: 1857


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phthalic acid

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noun phthal·ic acid \ˌthal-ik-\

Medical Definition of phthalic acid

  1. :  any of three isomeric acids C8H6O4 obtained by oxidation of various benzene derivatives




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