isophthalic acid

[ ahy-suh-thal-ik, ahy-suh- ]
/ ˈaɪ səˈθæl ɪk, ˌaɪ sə- /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C8H6O2, the meta isomer of phthalic acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and plasticizers.

Nearby words

  1. isoperistaltic anastomosis,
  2. isophagy,
  3. isophone,
  4. isophoria,
  5. isophote,
  6. isopiestic,
  7. isoplastic,
  8. isoplastic graft,
  9. isopleth,
  10. isopod

Origin of isophthalic acid

First recorded in 1865–70; iso- + phthalic

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