dibutyl phthalate

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noun di·bu·tyl phthal·ate \ˌdī-ˌbyü-təl-ˈtha-ˌlāt\

Definition of dibutyl phthalate

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

Origin and Etymology of dibutyl phthalate

phthalic acid + 1-ate


First Known Use: 1925


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dibutyl phthalate

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noun dibutyl phthal·ate \-ˈthal-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of dibutyl phthalate

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


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