Bakelite

[ bey-kuh-lahyt, beyk-lahyt ]
/ ˈbeɪ kəˌlaɪt, ˈbeɪk laɪt /

Trademark.

a brand name for any of a series of thermosetting plastics prepared by heating phenol or cresol with formaldehyde and ammonia under pressure: used for radio cabinets, telephone receivers, electric insulators, and molded plastic ware.

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British Dictionary definitions for Bakelite

Bakelite
/ (ˈbeɪkəˌlaɪt) /

noun

trademark any one of a class of thermosetting resins used as electric insulators and for making plastic ware, telephone receivers, etc

Word Origin for Bakelite

C20: named after L. H. Baekeland (1863–1944), Belgian-born US inventor; see -ite 1
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