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dibutyl phthalate

[thal-eyt, fthal-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless oily liquid, C16H22O4, insoluble in water, used as a solvent, insect repellent, and plasticizer.

Origin of dibutyl phthalate

First recorded in 1920–25; di-1 + butyl
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