methacrylate

noun
meth·​ac·​ry·​late | \ˌme-ˈtha-krə-ˌlāt \

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. Brandon Keim, WIRED, "The Big Crunch: Physicists Make Time End," 28 July 2011

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First Known Use of methacrylate

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of methacrylate was in 1865

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methacrylate

noun
meth·​ac·​ry·​late | \(ˈ)meth-ˈak-rə-ˌlāt \

Medical Definition of methacrylate 

1 : a salt or ester of methacrylic acid

2 : an acrylic resin or plastic made from a derivative of methacrylic acid especially : methyl methacrylate

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