si·​lic·​ic | \ sə-ˈli-sik How to pronounce silicic (audio) \

Definition of silicic

: 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, "No, Hawaii's Volcano Won't Trigger a Mega-Tsunami," 17 May 2018 Most volcano enthusiasts will think first of the large, explosive eruptions of sticky, silicic-rich magma. Erik Klemetti, WIRED, "Think Explosions Are the Only Way to Form Calderas? Think Again," 22 July 2016

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First Known Use of silicic

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for silicic

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

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“Silicic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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si·​lic·​ic | \ sə-ˈlis-ik How to pronounce silicic (audio) \

Medical Definition of silicic

: of, relating to, or derived from silica or silicon

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