terephthalate

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noun tere·phthal·ate \ˌter-ə(f)-ˈtha-ˌlāt\

Definition of terephthalate

  1. :  a salt or ester of terephthalic acid; especially :  a dimethyl-ester that is a major starting material for polyester fibers and coatings

1868

First Known Use of terephthalate

1868


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