phthalic anhydride

noun

Definition of phthalic anhydride

  1. :  a crystalline cyclic acid anhydride C8H4O3 used especially in making alkyd resins

First Known Use of phthalic anhydride

1855


Medical Dictionary

phthalic anhydride

noun

Medical Definition of phthalic anhydride

  1. :  a crystalline cyclic acid anhydride C8H4O3 that is used especially in making alkyd resins and is a structural part of thalidomide


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