Meaning of Bakelite

Ba•ke•lite

Pronunciation: (bā'ku-līt", bāk'līt), [key]
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  1. a brand name for any of a series of thermosetting plastics prepared by heating phenol or cresol with formaldehyde and ammonia under pressure: used for radio cabinets, telephone receivers, electric insulators, and molded plastic ware.
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