methacrylic acid


methacrylic acid
Occurs in oil from Roman camomile; used in the manufacture of methacrylate resins and plastics. SYN: methylacrylic acid.

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meth·acryl·ic acid .meth-ə-.kril-ik- n an acid C4H6O2 used esp. in making acrylic resins or plastics

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meth·a·cryl·ic ac·id (meth″ə-krilґik) an organic acid, 2-methylpropenoic acid, that polymerizes easily to form a ceramic-like mass. Its esters, methyl and polymethyl methacrylate, are used in the manufacture of acrylic resins and plastics.

Medical dictionary. 2011.