res·​i·​tol | \ ˈrezəˌtȯl, -tōl \
plural -s

Definition of resitol

: a thermoplastic resin that is insoluble in alkali, that is formed as the second resin stage in the alkaline condensation of a phenol and an aldehyde to a phenolic resin, and that is used chiefly in molding powders and as an adhesive for wood

called also B-stage resin

— compare resite, resol

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History and Etymology for resitol

probably from resite entry 1 + resol

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“Resitol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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