Definition of methacrylate
1 : a salt or ester of methacrylic acid
2 : an acrylic resin or plastic made from a derivative of methacrylic acid
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As described July 20 on the physics preprint website arXiv, their metamaterial consisted of a plastic called polymethyl methacrylate embedded in a grid upon gold film.
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Origin and Etymology of methacrylate
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1865See Words from the same year
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