urea-formaldehyde resin

[ yoo-ree-uh-fawr-mal-duh-hahyd, -fer-, yoo r-ee-uh- ]
/ yʊˈri ə fɔrˈmæl dəˌhaɪd, -fər-, ˈyʊər i ə- /

noun Chemistry.

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.

Nearby words

  1. urea clearance,
  2. urea cycle,
  3. urea frost,
  4. urea nitrogen,
  5. urea-,
  6. ureagenesis,
  7. ureaplasma,
  8. ureapoiesis,
  9. urease,
  10. urecchysis

Origin of urea-formaldehyde resin

First recorded in 1940–45

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British Dictionary definitions for urea-formaldehyde resin

urea-formaldehyde resin

noun

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
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