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silicone

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Etymology

silicon + -one

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'sIlIkəʊn/

Noun

Singular
silicone

Plural
s

silicone (s)
  1. (chemistry) a class of inert, semi-inorganic polymeric compounds of silicon, having a wide range of thermal stability and extreme water repellence, used in a very wide range of industrial applications, and in prosthetic replacements for body parts

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Italian

Pronunciation

silicóne, /siliˈkone/, /sili"kone/

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Noun

silicone m. (plural siliconi)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) silicone

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