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Origin of phthalic acid
First recorded in 1855–60
Words nearby phthalic acid
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British Dictionary definitions for phthalic acid
/ (ˈθælɪk, ˈfθæl-) /
a soluble colourless crystalline acid used in the synthesis of dyes and perfumes; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid. Formula: C 6 H 4 (COOH) 2
Word Origin for phthalic acid
C19 phthalic, from phthal- (see phthalein) + -ic
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Medical definitions for phthalic acid
A colorless crystalline organic acid prepared from naphthalene and used in the synthesis of dyes and other organic compounds.
Scientific definitions for phthalic acid
[ thăl′ĭk, fthăl′- ]
A colorless, crystalline organic acid prepared from naphthalene and used in the synthesis of dyes, perfumes, and other organic compounds. Chemical formula: C8H6O4.
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