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Meaning of acrylic resin

acryl'ic res'in

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. any of a group of thermoplastic resins formed by polymerizing the esters of amides of acrylic or methacrylic acid: used chiefly where transparency is desired, as in the methacrylate resins Lucite and Plexiglas. Also called
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