calcium silicate


: any of several silicates of calcium used especially in construction materials (such as Portland cement)

Examples of calcium silicate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, the calcium silicate in the supplement is likely present in tiny amounts and has only a negligible effect on blood calcium levels. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 15 Mar. 2023 Scientists refer to this as calcium silicate perovskite, or simply CaPv. Bill Andrews, Discover Magazine, 11 Jan. 2019 Their work all comes down to a specific mineral, calcium silicate (CaSiO3) arranged in what’s called a perovskite structure. Bill Andrews, Discover Magazine, 11 Jan. 2019 The mineral—calcium silicate perovskite—originated more than 400 miles underground and provides geologists with a glimpse of the chemical makeup of the lower mantle, reports Harry Baker for Live Science. Rasha Aridi, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Nov. 2021 The company envisions replacing limestone with a substance that is both carbon-free and freely available: calcium silicate. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 4 Dec. 2021 The mineral is mostly made of calcium silicate and appeared as nondescript dark blemishes in the diamond. NBC News, 16 Nov. 2021 Although the new mineral is mostly made up of calcium silicate, there could be traces of radioactive elements such as thorium and uranium. Rasha Aridi, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Nov. 2021 The mineral, calcium silicate perovskite, only forms under the incredibly high pressures that occur deep in the earth. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 11 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of calcium silicate was in 1869

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“Calcium silicate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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