bo·​ro·​sil·​i·​cate ˌbȯr-ō-ˈsi-lə-ˌkāt How to pronounce borosilicate (audio)
: a silicate containing boron in the anion and occurring naturally

Examples of borosilicate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This delicate-looking borosilicate setup brews a particularly strong cup of coffee. Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 12 July 2023 It’s made of sturdy, heat resistant borosilicate, holds 28 ounces of coffee, and can be popped in the dishwasher between brews. Lauren Joseph, Bon Appétit, 13 Nov. 2022 The company continues to push the boundaries of Murano glass, for example, by manipulating borosilicate (Pyrex) to create contemporary forms while employing historical Venetian glassblowing techniques, such as molatura (grinding), engraving, and gold leaf. Melissa Feldman and Parker Bowie Larson, ELLE Decor, 22 Apr. 2021 However, in the early 90s, Corning, the company that invented Pyrex, started using soda lime silicate glass instead of borosilicate (another manufacturer now owns the line). Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 13 Sep. 2012 Rahmil works with borosilicate, a specific type of glass that is also used in the medical field and can withstand drastic temperature changes without breaking. Anna Rahmanan, Bon Appétit, 11 May 2021 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, 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, 23 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of borosilicate was in 1817

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“Borosilicate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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