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Meaning of methacrylic acid

meth'a•cryl'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (meth'u-kril'ik, meth"-), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, liquid acid, CHO, produced synthetically, whose methyl ester, methyl methacrylate, polymerizes to yield a clear plastic. Cf.
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