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phthalic

[thal-ik, fthal-] /ˈθæl ɪk, ˈfθæl-/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
of or derived from phthalic acid.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; (na)phthal(ene) + -ic
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  • Definition: o-xylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon, used in the production of phthalic anhydride.
phthalic in Medicine

phthalic phthal·ic (thāl'ĭk, fthāl'-)
adj.

  1. Relating to or derived from naphthalene.

  2. Relating to phthalic acid.

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