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silicon carbide

noun

Definition of SILICON CARBIDE

:  a very hard dark crystalline compound SiC of silicon and carbon that is used as an abrasive and as a refractory and in electric resistors

First Known Use of SILICON CARBIDE

1893

silicon carbide

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SILICON CARBIDE

:  a very hard dark crystalline compound SiC of silicon and carbon that is used as an abrasive in dentistry

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