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ester gum


noun Chemistry.

any of several hard resins produced by the esterification of a natural resin, especially rosin, with a polyhydric alcohol, chiefly glycerol: used in the manufacture of paints, varnishes, and lacquers.

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Nearby words

esteemed, estella, estelle, estepona, ester, ester gum, esterase, esterhazy, esterházy, esterification, esterify

Origin of ester gum

First recorded in 1935–40
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