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phenolic resin

noun, Chemistry
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.
Also called phenolic, phenoplast.
Origin of phenolic resin
1915-20; phenol + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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phenolic resin

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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