acrylic resins

a class of thermoplastic resins, ethylene derivatives containing a vinyl group, produced by polymerization of acrylic or methacrylic acid or their derivatives; used in a variety of medical and dental applications, including medical prostheses and instruments and dental restorations, prostheses, and appliances. They are also used as adsorbents in chromatography and as ion exchange resins.

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  • acrylic resins — plural noun Thermoplastic resins formed by the polymerization of esters, amides, etc, derived from acrylic acid, and used in making paints, plastics, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑acrylic …   Useful english dictionary

  • acrylic painting — a painting done with pigments in a solution of an acrylic resin: it dries quickly with a brilliance and depth comparable to those of both watercolor and oil paints * * * Painting executed in the medium of acrylic resins synthetic resins that dry… …   Universalium

  • Acrylic resin — Acrylic resins are a group of related thermoplastic or thermosetting plastic substances derived from acrylic acid, methacrylic acid or other related compounds. [ [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/acrylic+resin acrylic resin definition,… …   Wikipedia

  • acrylic acid — a colorless, pungent, liquid acid, H2C:CHCOOH, that is readily polymerized to form acrylic resins …   English World dictionary

  • acrylic — Denoting certain synthetic plastic resins derived from a. acid. SEE ALSO: a. resin. * * * acryl·ic ə kril ik adj of or relating to acrylic acid or its derivatives <acrylic polymers> acrylic n ACRYLIC RESIN * * * acryl·ic (< …   Medical dictionary

  • acrylic acid — Chem. a colorless, corrosive liquid, C3H4O2, having an acrid odor, usually derived from acrolein by oxidation: used esp. in the synthesis of acrylic resins. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • acrylic acid — noun A colourless liquid unsaturated organic acid, CHCHCOOH; used as a monomer in the production of acrylic resins; forms acrylate esters by combination with alcohols. See Also: acrylamide, acrylate, acryl …   Wiktionary

  • acrylic acid — acryl′ic ac′id n. chem. a colorless, corrosive liquid, C3H4O2, used esp. in the synthesis of acrylic resins • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • acrylic acid — noun an unsaturated liquid carboxylic acid used in the manufacture of acrylic resins • Syn: ↑propenoic acid • Hypernyms: ↑carboxylic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • acrylic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or relating to polymers of acrylic acid, an organic acid used in making synthetic resins. ► NOUN ▪ acrylic paint or textile fabric. ORIGIN from Latin acer pungent + oleum oil …   English terms dictionary

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