phenolic

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1phe·no·lic

adjective \fi-ˈnō-lik, -ˈnä-\

Definition of PHENOLIC

1
a :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a phenol
b :  containing or derived from a phenol
2
:  of, relating to, or being a phenolic

First Known Use of PHENOLIC

circa 1872

2phenolic

noun

Definition of PHENOLIC

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
:  phenol 2

First Known Use of PHENOLIC

1926

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