from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to, or derived from terephthalic acid or its derivatives

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 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; -- called also paraphthalic acid. Cf. phthalic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a colorless compound, prepared by the oxidation of various paradi-substitution derivatives of benzene. It crystallizes in needles and sublimes without melting. Also called paraphthalic acid.


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