phthalide

noun
\ ˈthaˌlīd, ˈthā-, -lə̇d \
plural -s

Definition of phthalide

: a crystalline lactone C8H6O2 made usually by reduction of phthalic anhydride

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History and Etymology for phthalide

International Scientific Vocabulary phthal- + -ide

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phthalic anhydride

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“Phthalide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phthalide. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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