Methacrylate meaning

mĕth-ăk'rə-lāt'
. A salt or ester of methacrylic acid, used in the manufacture of certain plastics.
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A resin derived from methacrylic acid.
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A salt or ester of methacrylic acid.
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An ester of methacrylic acid, having the general formula C4 H3 O2 R, where R is an organic radical. Methacrylates are used in the manufacture of plastics.
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A resin derived from methacrylic acid.
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(organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of methacrylic acid, especially an ester used in the manufacture of resins and plastics.
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A resin manufactured from methacrylic acid or a methacrylate.
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Origin of methacrylate

  • meth– acryl(ic) –ate
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition