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adjective phe·no·lic \fi-ˈnō-lik, -ˈnä-\

Definition of phenolic

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a phenol b :  containing or derived from a phenol

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being a phenolic



Circa 1872

First Known Use of phenolic

circa 1872


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phenolic

noun phe·no·lic

Definition of phenolic

  1. 1 :  a usually thermosetting resin or plastic made by condensation of a phenol with an aldehyde and used especially for molding and insulating and in coatings and adhesives —called also phenolic resin

  2. 2 :  phenol 2



1926

First Known Use of phenolic

1926


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