methacrylate

noun
meth·​ac·​ry·​late | \ ˌme-ˈtha-krə-ˌlāt How to pronounce methacrylate (audio) \

Definition of methacrylate

1 : a salt or ester of methacrylic acid
2 : an acrylic resin or plastic made from a derivative of methacrylic acid

Examples of methacrylate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They are made of methacrylate, the same material which is used to protect supermarket workers from customers. Fox News, 8 May 2020 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, 28 July 2011

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First Known Use of methacrylate

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Methacrylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methacrylate. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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methacrylate

noun
meth·​ac·​ry·​late | \ (ˈ)meth-ˈak-rə-ˌlāt How to pronounce methacrylate (audio) \

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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