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methacrylic acid

[meth-uh-kril-ik, meth-] /ˈmɛθ əˈkrɪl ɪk, ˌmɛθ-/
noun, Chemistry.
a colorless, liquid acid, C 4 H 6 O 2 , produced synthetically, whose methyl ester, methyl methacrylate, polymerizes to yield a clear plastic.
Compare Lucite, Plexiglas.
Origin of methacrylic acid
First recorded in 1860-65; meth- + acrylic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for methacrylic acid

methacrylic acid

a colourless crystalline water-soluble substance used in the manufacture of acrylic resins; 2-methylpropenoic acid. Formula: CH2:C(CH3)COOH
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methacrylic acid in Science
methacrylic acid
A colorless liquid used in the manufacture of methacrylate esters, resins and plastics. Chemical formula: C4H6O2.
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