phenolic
I. adjective Date: circa 1872 1. a. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a phenol b. containing or derived from a phenol 2. of, relating to, or being a phenolic II. noun Date: 1926 1. a usually thermosetting resin or plastic made by condensation of a phenol with an aldehyde and used especially for molding and insulating and in coatings and adhesives — called also phenolic resin 2. phenol 2

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