[yoo-ree-uh-fawr-mal-duh-hahyd, -fer-, yoo r-ee-uh-]
- any of a group of resins formed by the interaction of urea and formaldehyde under conditions that include heat and pH control: used chiefly in the manufacture of buttons, baking enamels, and for making fabrics wrinkle-resistant.
Origin of urea-formaldehyde resin
First recorded in 1940–45
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- any one of a class of rigid odourless synthetic materials that are made from urea and formaldehyde and are used in electrical fittings, adhesives, laminates, and finishes for textiles