a brand name for any of a group of substances containing polymeric silicones, having the properties of rubber but more capable of withstanding extremely high and low temperatures and other causes of deterioration, used in jet-plane engines, medical prosthetic devices, gaskets, electrical insulation, etc.
trademark a flexible inert silicone rubber, used esp in prosthetic medicine
[sil-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈsɪlˌbɛr i, -bə ri/ noun 1. the largest prehistoric artificial mound in Europe, located near Avebury, England, and dating from 2600 b.c.
noun, plural silds (especially collectively) sild. 1. (in Scandinavia) any of numerous species of herring. 2. any immature or small herring, other than a sprat, that is canned and commercially sold as a sardine. noun 1. any of various small young herrings, esp when prepared and canned in Norway
sildenafil sil·den·a·fil (sĭl-děn’ə-fĭl) n. A drug used to treat sexual dysfunction by increasing the level of cyclic GMP, which increases blood flow to erectile tissues.
[sil-den-uh-fil] /sɪlˈdɛn ə fɪl/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a white crystalline powder, C 22 H 30 N 6 O 4 S, that temporarily normalizes erectile function of the penis by blocking an enzyme known to inhibit the production of a chemical that causes erections: used in the form of a pill to treat impotence.