dibutyl phthalate

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

Definition of dibutyl phthalate 

: a colorless oily ester C16H22O4 used chiefly as a solvent, plasticizer, and insect repellent

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Some polishes include potential cancer-causing chemicals like dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "9 Things You Need To Know Before Getting a Gel Manicure," 17 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of dibutyl phthalate

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dibutyl phthalate

phthalic acid + -ate entry 1

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dibutyl phthalate

noun
dibutyl phthal·ate | \-ˈthal-ˌāt \

Medical Definition of dibutyl phthalate 

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

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