[rez-uh-nuh s]
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Also res·in·y [rez-uh-nee] /ˈrɛz ə ni/.

Origin of resinous

From the Latin word rēsīnōsus, dating back to 1640–50. See resin, -ous
Related formsres·in·ous·ly, adverbres·in·ous·ness, nounsem·i·res·in·ous, adjectivesem·i·res·in·y, adjectiveun·res·in·ous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Word Origin and History for resinous

1640s, from Latin resinosus, from resina (see resin).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

resinous in Medicine


  1. Of, relating to, or derived from a resin.
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