isophthalic acid

[ahy-suh-thal-ik, ahy-suh-]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C 8 H 6 O 2 , the meta isomer of phthalic acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and plasticizers.

1865–70; iso- + phthalic Unabridged
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