(also acaroid resin)
Definition of acaroid in English:
A resin obtained in Australia from some kinds of grass tree, used in making varnish.
- In this second composition, the acaroid resin is included as a burning rate modifier and the potassium nitrate to improve the effect of the resin.
- The solution of the acaroid resin is yellow and yields with lead acetate a precipitate, while the solutions of the other two resins are red, that of X. quadrangulare being not disturbed by acetate of lead, while that of X. arborea produces with the same reagent a turbidity; the chloroformic solution of the latter is yellow, that of the former colorless.
Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan