silex

noun
si·​lex | \ˈsī-ˌleks \

Definition of silex 

: silica or a siliceous material (such as powdered tripoli) especially for use as a filler in paints or wood

First Known Use of silex

circa 1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for silex

Latin silic-, silex hard stone, flint

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silex

noun
si·​lex | \ˈsī-ˌleks \

Medical Definition of silex 

: silica or a siliceous material especially for use as a filler in paints or wood or as a dental material

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