cardanol

noun
car·​da·​nol | \ ˈkärdᵊnˌȯl, -ōl \
plural -s

Definition of cardanol

: a nonvesicant oily liquid that is composed chiefly of monohydroxy phenols, obtained from cashew nutshell liquid or anacardic acid, and used especially in making phenolic resins

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History and Etymology for cardanol

card- (from New Latin Anacardium, genus name of Anacardium occidentale) + -an + -ol

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“Cardanol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardanol. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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