any of several synthetic resins made by heating together a polybasic acid, such as phthalic or maleic acid, and a polyhydric alcohol, such as glycerin or a glycol: these resins are used in paints, varnishes, and lacquers
also alkyd resin
Origin of alkydalky(l) + (aci)d
A durable synthetic resin derived from polyalcohol and phthalic anhydride, often used for coatings and adhesives. Also called alkyd resin .
Origin of alkydalky(l) (aci)d
From the ingredients; alc (alcohol) + id(acid or anhydride)