- methacrylic acid
- Occurs in oil from Roman camomile; used in the manufacture of methacrylate resins and plastics. SYN: methylacrylic acid.
* * *meth·acryl·ic acid .meth-ə-.kril-ik- n an acid C4H6O2 used esp. in making acrylic resins or plastics
* * *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.