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phenolic resin

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. any of the class of thermosetting resins formed by the condensation of phenol, or of a phenol derivative, with an aldehyde, especially formaldehyde: used chiefly in the manufacture of paints and plastics and as adhesives for sandpaper and plywood.


phenolic resin

noun

  1. any one of a class of resins derived from phenol, used in paints, adhesives, and as thermosetting plastics See also Bakelite


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Word History and Origins

Origin of phenolic resin1

First recorded in 1915–20; phenol + -ic

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