phthalic acid

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phthal·​ic acid | \ ˈtha-lik- How to pronounce phthalic acid (audio) \

Definition of phthalic acid

: any of three isomeric acids C8H6O4 obtained by oxidation of various benzene derivatives

First Known Use of phthalic acid

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phthalic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary, short for obsolete naphthalic acid, from naphthalene

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“Phthalic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phthalic%20acid. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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phthalic acid

noun
phthal·​ic acid | \ ˌthal-ik- How to pronounce phthalic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of phthalic acid

: any of three isomeric acids C8H6O4 obtained by oxidation of various benzene derivatives

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