from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, containing, or derived from phenol.
- n. Any of various synthetic thermosetting resins, obtained by the reaction of phenols with simple aldehydes and used to make molded products and as coatings and adhesives. Also called phenolic resin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, relating to, or derived from a phenol.
- n. A phenol compound.
- n. Any thermosetting resin manufactured from phenols and aldehydes.
- n. Any of a large group of pigments and flavouring agents, especially those found in grapes and wine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Derived from or related to phenol: as, phenolic ethers, of which anisol, C6H5(OCH3), is the simplest.
- Analogous to phenol. A phenolic hydroxyl group is directly united with a carbon atom of the ring of a benzene nucleus, as it is in phenol, and not with a carbon atom of a side chain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thermosetting resin
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Stuff called phenolic compounds are supposedly found in the skin of many vegetables, including eggplants and potatoes.
The phytonutrients in apples include chemicals called phenolic acids that defend the fruit against viruses, bacteria, and fungus.
That lack of so-called phenolic ripeness, versus sugar ripeness, was carmenere's unfortunate calling card.
Rooibos also contains antioxidants called phenolic acids.
Additionally, as raisins are nothing more than dried grapes, they offer some of the potentially beneficial effects of compounds known as phenolic antioxidants.
One of the 105-year-old company's biggest businesses is a group of resins with an important role in making tires: bonding plies of synthetic rubber with sticky balls of "phenolic tackifier" the company calls SP-1068.
Or you work before in the vineyards and you are able to reach phenolic maturation at lower alcohol content (example Bressan).
We are probably talking carbon phenolic here with significant shape change, which would blow the aero.
Organic strawberries have been shown to have higher levels of vitamin C and than conventionally grown strawberries, due to a higher content of phenolic antioxidants.
Most of this benefit is due to another group of phenolic antioxidants called anthocyanins, which help give ripe strawberries their lush red color.