Alkyd definition

ălkĭd
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A durable synthetic resin derived from polyalcohol and phthalic anhydride, often used for coatings and adhesives.
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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.
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A synthetic resin derived from a reaction between alcohol and certain acids, used as a base for many laminates, paints and coatings.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
alkyd
Plural:
alkyds

Origin of alkyd

  • alky(l) (aci)d

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the ingredients; alc (alcohol) + id(acid or anhydride)

    From Wiktionary