terephthalate

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terephthalate

(təˈrɛfθəˌleɪt)
n
(Chemistry) chem a derivative of terephthalic acid

ter•eph•thal•ate

(ˌtɛr ɛfˈθæl eɪt, -ɪt, təˈrɛf θəˌleɪt)

n.
a salt or ester of terephthalic acid.
[1865–70]
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The 2006 World Terephthalates & Polyester Analysis covers the period from 2000 to 2010.
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The 2004/2005 World Terephthalates and Polyester Analysis is an annual global study covering the period 1999 to 2009 for the terephthalates and polyester markets.