Meaning of alkyd

al•kyd

Pronunciation: (al'kid), [key]
— Chem. Chem.n.
  1. Also calledany of a group of sticky resins derived from dicarboxylic acids, as phthalic or maleic acid, in reaction with polyvalent alcohols, as glycol or glycerol: used chiefly in adhesives and paints.
—adj.
  1. made of or containing an alkyd.
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