silicone

noun sil·i·cone \ ˈsi-lə-ˌkōn \
Updated on: 10 Apr 2018

Definition of silicone

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of silicone

silicon + -one


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silicone

noun sil·i·cone \ ˈsil-ə-ˌkōn \

medical Definition of silicone

: 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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