silica gel

noun

Definition of silica gel

  1. :  colloidal silica resembling coarse white sand in appearance but possessing many fine pores and therefore extremely adsorbent

First Known Use of silica gel

1919


Medical Dictionary

silica gel

noun

Medical Definition of silica gel

  1. :  colloidal silica resembling coarse white sand in appearance but possessing many fine pores and therefore extremely adsorbent


Learn More about silica gel


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up silica gel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to counsel, recommend, or inform

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!