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silicone

noun sil·i·cone \ˈsi-lə-ˌkōn\

: a chemical that does not let water or heat pass through and that is used to make rubber, grease, and in plastic surgery

Full Definition of SILICONE

:  any of various polymeric organic silicon compounds obtained as oils, greases, or plastics and used especially for water-resistant and heat-resistant lubricants, varnishes, binders, and electric insulators
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Examples of SILICONE

  1. a prosthesis made of silicone

Origin of SILICONE

silicon + -one
First Known Use: 1943
Medical Dictionary

silicone

noun sil·i·cone \ˈsil-ə-ˌkōn\

Medical Definition of SILICONE

:  any of various polymeric organic silicon compounds which are obtained as oils, greases, or plastics and some of which have been used as surgical implants

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