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circa 1801, in the meaning defined above
New Latin, from Latin silic-, silex hard stone, flint
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“Silica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silica. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.
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— called also silicon dioxide
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