Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6728

\lak\ n [Persian lak & Hindi lākh] (1598) Resin secreted by the female of the insect, Lacccifer iacca, and deposited on the twigs of various species of trees in Indian and Indochina. After refining, the resin is known as shellac. (Langenheim JH (2003) Plant resins: Chemistry, evolution ecology and ethnobotany. Timber, Portland, OR)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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