phenolics

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:
1915–20; phenol + -ic

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

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