/al"kid/ , Chem. n.
1. Also called alkyd resin . any of a group of sticky resins derived from dicarboxylic acids, as phthalic or maleic acid, in reaction with polyvalent alcohols, as glycol or glycerol: used chiefly in adhesives and paints.
2. made of or containing an alkyd.
[ 1925-30; ALKY(L) + (ACI)D ]