phthalic acid

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noun phthal·ic acid \ˈtha-lik-\

Definition of phthalic acid

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

Origin and Etymology of phthalic acid

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


First Known Use: 1857


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phthalic acid

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noun phthal·ic acid \ˌthal-ik-\

Medical Definition of phthalic acid

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


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