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terephthalate

[ter-ef-thal-eyt, -it, tuh-ref-thuh-leyt]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a salt or ester of terephthalic acid.
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Origin of terephthalate

First recorded in 1865–70; terephthal(ic acid) + -ate2
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