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alkyd

[ al-kid ]
/ ˈæl kɪd /
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noun

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

made of or containing an alkyd.

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Origin of alkyd

First recorded in 1925–30; alky(l) + (aci)d
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