Definition of novolak in English:

novolak

(also novolac)

noun

Manufacturing Technology
  • Any of a range of soluble, fusible resins used extensively in varnishes, which are formed by condensing formaldehyde with phenol using an acid catalyst.

Origin

Early 20th century. From classical Latin novus new + -lak.

Pronunciation

novolak

/ˈnəʊvə(ʊ)lak/