epoxy

[ ih-pok-see, ih-pok- ]SEE DEFINITION OF epoxy
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Epoxy missile resin—used for plastic tooling, metal bonding, adhesive, and casting and laminating applications.

Made of epoxy resin glass-fiber material, treated to look like wood.

WORD ORIGIN

1916, in reference to certain chemical compounds, from epi- + first element of oxygen (epoxy- is used as a prefix in chemistry). Resins from them are used as powerful glues. Hence the verb meaning "to bond with epoxy" (1965). Related: Epoxied.

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