Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A widely used durable synthetic resin derived from glycerol and phthalic anhydride. Also called alkyd resin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A synthetic resin derived from a reaction between alcohol and certain acids, used as a base for many laminates, paints and coatings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a durable synthetic resin widely used in adhesives and paints

Etymologies

alky(l) + (aci)d.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the ingredients; alc (alcohol) + id(acid or anhydride) (Wiktionary)

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