Definition of Resin

1. Noun. Any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules.

Exact synonyms: Rosin
Specialized synonyms: East India Kino, Kino Gum, Malabar Kino, Natural Resin, Synthetic Resin
Generic synonyms: Organic Compound
Derivative terms: Resinate, Resinous, Resiny, Rosin



Definition of Resin

1. n. Any one of a class of yellowish brown solid inflammable substances, of vegetable origin, which are nonconductors of electricity, have a vitreous fracture, and are soluble in ether, alcohol, and essential oils, but not in water; specif., pine resin (see Rosin).

Definition of Resin

1. Noun. A viscous hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees. ¹

2. Noun. Any of various yellowish viscous liquids or soft solids of plant origin; used in lacquers, varnishes and many other applications; chemically they are mostly hydrocarbons, often polycyclic. ¹

3. Noun. Any synthetic compound of similar properties. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Resin

1. to treat with resin (a viscous substance obtained from certain plants) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Resin

1. Any one of a class of yellowish brown solid inflammable substances, of vegetable origin, which are nonconductors of electricity, have a vitreous fracture, and are soluble in ether, alcohol, and essential oils, but not in water; specif, pine resin. Resins exude from trees in combination with essential oils, gums, etc, and in a liquid or semiliquid state. They are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, and are supposed to be formed by the oxidation of the essential oils. Copal, mastic, quaiacum, and colophony or pine resin, are some of them. When mixed with gum, they form the gum resins, like asafetida and gamboge; mixed with essential oils, they frorm balsams, or oleoresins. Highgate resin, a fossil resin resembling copal, occuring in blue clay at Highgate, near London. Resin bush, a low composite shrub (Euryops speciosissimus) of South Africa, having smooth pinnately parted leaves and abounding in resin. Origin: F. Resine, L. Resina; cf. Gr. Rhtinh. (10 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Resin

resiliencies
resiliency
resilient
resiliently
resilin
resiling
resilins
resilition
resilitions
resilver
resilvered
resilvering
resilvers
resimulation
resimulations
resin (current term)
resin acid
resin acids
resin cement
resin cements
resinaceous
resinata
resinatas
resinate
resinated
resinates
resinating
resined
resiner
resiners

Literary usage of Resin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Guayule (Parthenium Argentatum Gray): A Rubber-Plant of the Chihuahuan Desert by Francis Ernest Lloyd (1911)
"A notion has been widely entertained that the amount of rubber in the guayule plant is in some way related to the amount of resin. This naturally grew out ..."

2. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"An ethereal or chloroformic solution of kauri resin is not precipitated by ... In the case of kauri resin only vegetable debris and mineral matters are left ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"resin cells are present on the outer face of the summer wood in A. ... This is in direct conformity with the idea that the resin passage eventually ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"guttapercha contamine я similar amount of resin, it is found to be a little softer ... An examination of the total resin of balata by Obach showed that it ..."

5. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1853)
"This latter substance is the resin of commerce j it is composed of a mixture of ... Two kinds of resin are met with in commerce, the black and the yellow. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1898)
"They prepared a resin from the alcoholic extract of the plant which produced ... The experiments of the authors have shewn that the resin of T. and H. Smith ..."

7. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"A sample of very uniformly sized resin particles was obtained by screening a ... A small quantity (about 0.2 g) of the radioactively labeled resin was ..."

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