from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, containing, or derived from phenol.
  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective organic chemistry Of, relating to, or derived from a phenol.
  • noun organic chemistry A phenol compound.
  • noun Any thermosetting resin manufactured from phenols and aldehydes.
  • noun Any of a large group of pigments and flavouring agents, especially those found in grapes and wine.

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

  • noun a thermosetting resin


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