terephthalate

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tere·phthal·ate

noun \ˌter-ə(f)-ˈtha-ˌlāt\

Definition of TEREPHTHALATE

:  a salt or ester of terephthalic acid; especially :  a dimethyl-ester that is a major starting material for polyester fibers and coatings

First Known Use of TEREPHTHALATE

1868

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