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alkyd

[al-kid] /ˈæl kɪd/ Chemistry
noun
1.
Also called alkyd resin. any of a group of sticky resins derived from dicarboxylic acids, as phthalic or maleic acid, in reaction with polyvalent alcohols, as glycol or glycerol: used chiefly in adhesives and paints.
adjective
2.
made of or containing an alkyd.
Origin of alkyd
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; alky(l) + (aci)d
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