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silicate

noun sil·i·cate \ˈsi-lə-ˌkāt, -kət\

: a chemical that contains silicon and that is used in building materials (such as bricks, cement, and glass)

Full Definition of SILICATE

:  a salt or ester derived from a silicic acid; especially :  any of numerous insoluble often complex metal salts that contain silicon and oxygen in the anion, constitute the largest class of minerals, and are used in building materials (as cement, bricks, and glass)

Origin of SILICATE

silicic (acid)
First Known Use: 1811
Medical Dictionary

silicate

noun sil·i·cate \ˈsil-ə-ˌkāt, ˈsil-i-kət\

Medical Definition of SILICATE

:  a salt or ester derived from a silicic acid; especially :  any of numerous insoluble often complex metal salts that contain silicon and oxygen in the anion and constitute the largest class of minerals

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