Definition of phenolic in English:

phenolic

adjective

Chemistry
  • See phenol

    • ‘Other natural antimicrobials include the phenolic compounds thymol, found in thyme, oregano and sage, and eugenol, the main flavour ingredient of cloves and allspice.’
    • ‘The diazonium salt can also be reacted and joined to phenolic groups and amines to give azo compounds.’
    • ‘Soy protein is inexpensive and renewable, but it lacks the unique amino acid with phenolic hydroxyl groups that provide adhesive properties.’
    • ‘Varnishes may be based on phenolic, alkyd, epoxy or polyurethane resins.’
    • ‘In general, alkalis do not react with alcohols, but they do react with phenolic compounds.’

Pronunciation

phenolic

/fɪˈnɒlɪk/