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shel·lac

(shĕ-lak'),
A resinous excretion of an insect, Laccifer (Tachardia) lacca (family Coccidae). The insects suck the juice of various resiniferous Asiatic (chiefly Indian) trees and excrete and deposit "stick-lac." Shellac softens at a low temperature. It has many nonmedicinal uses and is also used to coat confections and tablets and in dental materials, for example, impression compound and denture base plates.
Synonym(s): lacca

shellac

(shĕ-lăk′)
A refined resinous substance obtained from plants that contain the secretions of certain insects. It is used in paints, varnishes, dry compounding, and in dentistry.

CAUTION!

Some individuals may develop contact dermatitis after exposure to shellac.

shel·lac

(shĕ-lak')
A resinous excretion that softens at low temperature and has many nonmedicinal uses and is also used to coat confections and tablets and in dental materials, e.g., impression compound and denture base plates.
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So when Wells gave up a season-high 10 earned runs Wednesday in an 11-2 shellacking by the Chicago White Sox, an outing that further deepened the New York Yankees' concerns over their starting pitching, it didn't come as a shock that pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre called Wells out for his unwillingness to throw between starts.
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Take away a 13-run shellacking of New York Mets rookie Jason Roach, who was making his major-league debut, and the Angels scored 10 runs in five games on their recently concluded homestand.