epoxy


1ep·oxy

adjective \i-ˈpäk-sē\

Definition of EPOXY

1
:  containing oxygen attached to two different atoms already united in some other way; specifically :  containing a 3-membered ring consisting of one oxygen and two carbon atoms
2
:  of or relating to an epoxide

Origin of EPOXY

epi- + oxy
First Known Use: 1916

2epoxy

transitive verb
ep·ox·ied or ep·oxyedep·oxy·ing

Definition of EPOXY

:  to glue, fill, or coat with epoxy resin

First Known Use of EPOXY

1966

ep·oxy

adjective \i-ˈpäk-sē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EPOXY

: containing oxygen attached to two different atoms already united in some other way; specifically : containing a 3-membered ring consisting of one oxygen and two carbon atoms

epoxy

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of a class of thermosetting polymers, polyethers built up from monomers with an ether group that takes the form of a three-membered epoxide ring. The familiar two-part epoxy adhesives consist of a resin with epoxide rings at the ends of its molecules and a curing agent containing amines or anhydrides. When mixed, these react to yield, after curing, a complex network with ether groups linking the monomers. Stable, tough, and resistant to corrosive chemicals, epoxies are excellent adhesives and useful surface coatings.

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