any of various synthetic resins and plastics, esp. ones made from formaldehyde and phenol
Origin of Bakeliteafter L. H. Baekeland (1863-1944), United States chemist, born in Belgium
[b-] such a resin
A trademark for any of a group of synthetic resins and plastics found in a variety of manufactured articles.
Patented July 1907 by its inventor, Leo Hendrik Baekeland. See -ite.