silicic

adjective

si·​lic·​ic sə-ˈli-sik How to pronounce silicic (audio)
: of, relating to, or derived from silica or silicon

Examples of silicic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Volcanoes that form over land contain what's called silicic magma, which is high in silica and has a high viscosity. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, 17 May 2018 Most volcano enthusiasts will think first of the large, explosive eruptions of sticky, silicic-rich magma. Erik Klemetti, WIRED, 22 July 2016

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin silica & New Latin silicium silicon (from silica)

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of silicic was in 1817

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Cite this Entry

“Silicic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silicic. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

silicic

adjective
si·​lic·​ic sə-ˈlis-ik How to pronounce silicic (audio)
: of, relating to, or derived from silica or silicon
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