silicone

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noun sil·i·cone \ˈsi-lə-ˌkōn\

Definition of silicone

  1. :  any of various polymeric organic silicon compounds obtained as oils, greases, or plastics and used especially for water-resistant and heat-resistant lubricants, varnishes, binders, and electric insulators

Examples of silicone in a sentence

  1. a prosthesis made of silicone

Origin and Etymology of silicone

silicon + -one


First Known Use: 1943


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silicone

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noun sil·i·cone \ˈsil-ə-ˌkōn\

Medical Definition of silicone

  1. :  any of various polymeric organic silicon compounds which are obtained as oils, greases, or plastics and some of which have been used as surgical implants


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