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methacrylate

[meth-ak-ruh-leyt] /mɛθˈæk rəˌleɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
an ester or salt derived from methacrylic acid.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; meth- + acryl(ic) + -ate2
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  • Ethyl methacrylate causes irritation to mucous membranes in high concentrations.
  • Benzoyl peroxide was weighed into a beaker that had previously been rinsed with methyl methacrylate.
British Dictionary definitions for methacrylate

methacrylate

/mɛθˈækrɪˌleɪt/
noun
1.
any ester of methacrylic acid
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methacrylate in Science
methacrylate
  (měth-āk'rə-lāt')   
  1. An ester of methacrylic acid, having the general formula C4H3O2R, where R is an organic radical. Methacrylates are used in the manufacture of plastics.

  2. A resin derived from methacrylic acid.


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