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methyl methacrylate

noun, Chemistry
a colorless, volatile, flammable, water-insoluble, liquid, unsaturated ester, C 5 H 8 O 2 , that polymerizes readily to a clear plastic.
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Origin of methyl methacrylate
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • methyl methacrylate is used in the manufacture of resins and plastics.
  • methyl methacrylate has low toxicity to aquatic life.
British Dictionary definitions for methyl methacrylate

methyl methacrylate

a colourless liquid compound, used in the manufacture of certain methacrylate resins. Formula: CH2C(CH3)COOCH3
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