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silane

noun si·lane \ˈsi-ˌlān, ˈsī-\

Definition of SILANE

:  any of various compounds of hydrogen and silicon that have the general formula SinH2n+2 and are analogous to alkanes

Origin of SILANE

International Scientific Vocabulary silicon + methane
First Known Use: 1916

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