methacrylate

[ meth-ak-ruh-leyt ]
/ mɛθˈæk rəˌleɪt /

noun Chemistry.

an ester or salt derived from methacrylic acid.

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Origin of methacrylate

First recorded in 1860–65; meth- + acryl(ic) + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for methacrylate

methacrylate
/ (mɛθˈækrɪˌleɪt) /

noun

any ester of methacrylic acid
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Scientific definitions for methacrylate

methacrylate
[ mĕth-ăkrə-lāt′ ]

An ester of methacrylic acid, having the general formula C4H3O2R, where R is an organic radical. Methacrylates are used in the manufacture of plastics.
A resin derived from methacrylic acid.
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