terephthalicmedical dictionary

<chemistry> Of, pertaining to, or designating, a dibasic acid of the aromatic series, metameric with phthalic acid, and obtained, as a tasteless white crystalline powder, by the oxidation of oil of turpentine.

Synonyms: paraphthalic acid. Cf. Phthalic.

Origin: Terebene + phthalic.

(01 Mar 1998)

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