si·​al·​ic sī-ˈa-lik How to pronounce sialic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being relatively light rock that is rich in silica and alumina and is typical of the outer layers of the earth

Examples of sialic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Namely, the loss of the gene made our forebears deficient in molecules called sialic acids. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 8 Sep. 2019

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Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary silicon + aluminum

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sialic was in 1924

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“Sialic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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