from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for any of a group of synthetic resins and plastics found in a variety of manufactured articles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A heat-resisting chemically inert phenol formaldehyde resin (an early thermosetting plastic).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a thermosetting plastic used in electric insulators and for making plastic ware and telephone receivers etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thermosetting plastic used as electric insulators and for making plastic ware and telephone receivers etc.
Patented July 1907 by its inventor, Leo Hendrik Baekeland. (Wiktionary)