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methacrylate

[meth-ak-ruh-leyt]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. 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

noun
  1. any ester of methacrylic acid
  2. See methacrylate resin
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methacrylate in Science

methacrylate

[mĕth-ăkrə-lāt′]
  1. An ester of methacrylic acid, having the general formula C4H3O2R, where R is an organic radical. Methacrylates are used in the manufacture of plastics.
  2. A resin derived from methacrylic acid.
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