[ al-kid ]
/ ˈæl kɪd /


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.


made of or containing an alkyd.

Origin of alkyd

First recorded in 1925–30; alky(l) + (aci)d Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for alkyd resin

alkyd resin

/ (ˈælkɪd) /


any synthetic resin made from a dicarboxylic acid, such as phthalic acid, and diols or triols: used in paints and adhesives
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