Phthalate meaning

thălāt, fthăl-, thālāt, fthā-
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A salt, ester, or anion of phthalic acid.
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A salt, ester, or anion of phthalic acid.
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Any of a group of esters of phthalic acid that are widely used in the manufacture of plastics and as synthetic additives in perfumes and cosmetics. These chemicals have been linked to reproductive and hormonal abnormalities in animals, including humans.
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A salt of phthalic acid containing the divalent, negative radical C6H4(COO)2
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An uncharged ester of this acid.
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Any of a group of esters of phthalic acid that are widely used in the manufacture of plastics and as synthetic additives in perfumes and cosmetics. These chemicals have been linked to reproductive and hormonal abnormalities in animals, including humans.
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Any of a group of esters of phthalic acid, widely used in manufacturing plastics and as a synthetic additive in perfumes and cosmetics, that have been linked to reproductive and hormonal abnormalities in humans and other animals.
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(chemistry) Any salt or ester of a phthalic acid.
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Origin of phthalate

  • phthal(ic acid) –ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition