phthalate

noun phthal·ate \ ˈtha-ˌlāt \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of phthalate

: any of various salts or esters of phthalic acid used especially as plasticizers and in solvents

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1863

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phthalate

noun phthal·ate \ ˈthal-ˌāt \

medical Definition of phthalate

: a salt or ester of phthalic acid

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