silicatosis sil·i·ca·to·sis (sĭl’ĭ-kə-tō’sĭs)
See silicosis.


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  • Silici-

    1. a combining form representing silicon in compound words: silicide. 2. a combining form representing silica in compound words: silicify. combining form 1. indicating silica or silicon: silicify

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    adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing silicon. 2. of or relating to silica or acids derived from it. adjective 1. of, concerned with, or containing silicon or an acid obtained from silicon

  • Silicic-acid

    noun, Chemistry. 1. any of certain amorphous gelatinous masses, formed when alkaline silicates are treated with acids, which dissociate readily into silica and water. silicic acid noun 1. a white gelatinous substance obtained by adding an acid to a solution of sodium silicate. It has an ill-defined composition and is best regarded as hydrated silica, […]

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