plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Cardanol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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