terephthalic acid

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terephthalic acid

(ˌtɛrɛfˈθælɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline water-insoluble carboxylic acid used in making polyester resins such as Terylene; 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid. Formula: C6H4(COOH)2
[C20: from terebene + phthalic acid]

ter′eph•thal′ic ac′id

(ˈtɛr ɛfˈθæl ɪk, ˌtɛr-)
n.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C8H6O2, the para isomer of phthalic acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and textile fibers.
[1855–60; tere(bic acid) a terpene derivative (tereb (inth) + -ic) + phthalic]
Translations
Terephthalsäure
테레프탈산