bo·​ro·​sil·​i·​cate | \ ˌbȯr-ō-ˈsi-lə-ˌkāt How to pronounce borosilicate (audio) , -ˈsi-li-kət \

Definition of borosilicate

1 : a silicate containing boron in the anion and occurring naturally

Examples of borosilicate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These photographs, taken by Christopher Payne at two Corning facilities in upstate New York, tell the story of an alternative to borosilicate, called Valor Glass, and its use in the effort to deliver COVID-19 vaccines. Christopher Payne, The New Yorker, "The Race to Make Vials for Coronavirus Vaccines," 30 Nov. 2020 Open it up, and two shiny wings—reflectors—concentrate sunlight onto a central vacuum tube made of borosilicate glass. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "The Quest to Find the Best Camp Stove," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of borosilicate

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Dec 2020

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“Borosilicate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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